Eugene to plant 2,021 trees for world track and field championships

The city wants the trees to offset the carbon footprint associated with such a large event.

Posted: Aug 8, 2018 11:39 AM
Updated: Aug 8, 2018 11:39 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- With the IAAF World Track and Field Championships headed to Eugene in 2021, the city has launched an initiative to offset the carbon footprint associated with such a large event.

The city of Eugene will plant 2,021 giant sequoia trees.

More than 200,000 visitors are expected to attend the International Association of Athletics Federations event, and city staff said the trees will help clean the air and make the community more attractive.

The trees will be planted in shared public areas like parks and street medians. They’ll also go in private spaces like schools, businesses and homes.

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