The humble tree offers many good things for cities, and San Leandro 2050 has partnered with the California Air Resources Board and the City of San Leandro to bring more of them to our City. While some see trees as a nice, but unnecessary neighborhood feature, we believe "street trees" provide social, environmental and economic benefits that can provide a significant boost to the quality of life in our community.
First, there's the basic benefit of shade; a tree-lined street on a hot summer day means the difference between a pleasant stroll and an unpleasant, sweat-inducing slog. In San Leandro we are seeing many more summer days over 90 degrees, which can make an unshaded summer walk or wait at the bus downright dangerous.
Some San Leandro neighborhoods have significantly fewer trees, and do not enjoy shade and other benefits of trees—a detriment to residents’ health and well-being. That's why we are offering free street trees in these neighborhoods while supplies last. You can read much more about the benefits of San Leandro street trees here.