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UPS helps plant trees in South Louisville to help with green space study

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Louisville's tree canopy grew Friday with some help from UPS.

UPS partnered with the Nature Conservancy, the Arbor Day Foundation and Louisville Grows to plant trees in South Louisville as part of the "green heart Louisville" project. The goal of the scientific study is to look at the health benefits of urban greening.

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The Green Heart Louisville project is a six-year scientific study and first of its kind, controlled experiment to test if increasing green space and infrastructure in a neighborhood improves air quality and human health while creating healthier communities.

"It really is like a classical clinical trial except we are out in these communities, we are out in these neighborhoods, and we are planting trees, and that's the intervention," said David Phemister, state director for The Nature Conservancy.

There will be a community planting Saturday at Wyandotte Park. Volunteers are asked to show their COVID-19 vaccination card or proof of a negative test.

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