As part of a new climate initiative spearheaded by city Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Paris will reportedly plant 478 trees on the Place de Catalogne roundabout this winter.
The move comes as Hidalgo aims to cut down on Paris’ pollution and noise, as well as combat climate change.
The so-called “urban forest” will reportedly be up and running by June 2024 and will be followed by additional planting projects citywide.
“The temperatures one could feel in this little forest will be 4 degrees lower compared to what we could have outside it and so, it will be very pleasant,” said Hidalgo. “There’s also some work on recycling rainwater, and here, too, we can recycle rainwater to be able to water, maintain, allow this urban forest to thrive. So it will really be pleasant.”