One Neighborhood, 90 Trees, and an 82-Year-Old Crusader

From a New York Times story by Colbi Edmonds headlined “One Neighborhood, 90 Trees, and a 82-Year-Old Crusader”:

Maria Gonzalez, who lives in New Haven, Conn., was envious of the other side of her street. It was lined with trees, offering some beauty as well as a shield from this summer’s unusual heat. But the sidewalk directly in front of her residence was bare, with trash littering patches of grass.

Then she met her neighbor Ed Rodriguez, an 82-year-old tree evangelist on a mission to fill the neighborhood with trees. Ms. Gonzalez was a willing convert.