Denise & Norma talk with Oscar Mestas, Regional Urban Forester with the Texas A&M Forest Service. Oscar talks about i-Tree Eco, a project which measures the cost benefits of trees in an urban community, such as air pollution reduction or energy savings. El Paso will be part of this study beginning on June 9, and researchers will be descending on 250 randomly-selected plots of land within the city limits to conduct their study. If your property is chosen to be part of the study, you will receive a postcard from the City of El Paso that you can mail back with permission to allow researchers onto your property. To learn more about i-Tree Eco, visit http://www.itreetools.org/eco/index.php, or call Oscar Mestas at 915-834-5610.
Aired May 25, 2013.