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The July 5 article “Time to grow up” laid out a case for using trees to mitigate the increase in carbon dioxide that is contributing to climate change.

Millions, billions, a trillion (?) trees are needed to remove CO2 from the air. I want to remind readers that Champaign-Urbana is fortunate to have two nonprofit land trusts based here whose mission includes planting trees. Lots of trees.

Grand Prairie Friends ( and The Land Conservation Foundation ( own and protect natural areas in East Central Illinois. Within the past year, Grand Prairie Friends has planted more than 22,000 trees. Not millions, but a start.

Please look into either or both of these nonprofits and help us help. We thank you in advance.