Officials in Colombia put heavy focus on saving trees

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In Colombia’s capital, Bogota, officials are pouring tax dollars into saving sick trees, instead of cutting them down. CCTV’s Michelle Begue has more.

Officials in Colombia put heavy focus on saving trees

Officials in Colombia put heavy focus on saving trees

In Colombia, Bogota officials have come up with a way to take care of its most sickly patient: the environment. The city is pouring tax dollars into saving sick trees instead of cutting them down. CCTV's Michelle Begue has more.

Highlights:

  • Bogota’s environmental secretary is treating more than 57,000 potentially sick trees with a mobile unit.
  • To improve air quality, the World Health Organization suggests cities plant at least one tree for every three citizens.
  • Bogota still falls short of WHO goals with more than six people per tree there.