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Tree Festival: 5,000 Trees in Italian Cities Against the Climate Crisis

The 28th edition of the historic Legambiente campaign sees more than 180 events organized by volunteers from Associations, involving over 16,000 students across 18 Italian regions. The tree plantings of the Tree Festival will contribute to the goals of the European project Life Terra, which has brought together activists, associations, schools, administrations, and businesses.

In times of climate crisis, trees are our most precious allies for the planet, for us, and our cities, and we must not forget this. That's why, on the occasion of the National Tree Day celebrated on November 21, Legambiente renews its commitment to the historic Tree Festival campaign, contributing to the objectives of the European Life Terra project, co-financed by the European Union's LIFE program, with Legambiente being the sole reference in Italy.

More than 180 events, 145 schools with over 16,000 students, over 5,000 trees, and many green dots on the map of Italy against the climate crisis. For the 28th edition of the Tree Festival, supported this year by the partner AzzeroCO2, Legambiente's local Circle volunteers have organized tree planting events involving students, administrations, activists, and businesses in their territories across 18 Italian regions. Some of these events have already started last weekend, and others are scheduled for the coming days, with many being open to the public (check the event map). The National Tree Day marks its tenth anniversary, established by Law No. 10 of 2013 "Rules for the development of urban green spaces," which set obligations for Italian municipalities. On the occasion of the anniversary, Legambiente has dedicated a focus examining the data from "Urban Ecosystem 2023" through questionnaires sent to administrators of the 108 provincial capitals.