Sign up to learn about Rochester's trees by texting with reporter Justin Murphy
This story was produced as part of a larger project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2021 Data Fellowship.
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Want to tell me about a tree you love? Want to know how to get one planted − or why there's not one there already? Then join the Democrat and Chronicle's new Urban Tree Canopy text messaging group.
Research shows that living near trees brings important health and community benefits:
- Cleaner and cooler air
- Better mental health
- Higher property values
- Less crime
Here's what's included...
- Privacy. We'll never share your number with anyone. You'll only receive texts from me.
- Insights. Some behind-the-scenes information before anyone else gets it.
- Answers. Got a compelling question you want to ask? I'll try to answer it directly.
- Frequency. This can vary depending on if there is something big happening. Generally, 1-2 texts per month.
[This story was originally published by Democrat & Chronicle.]