A man’s fight against climate change, one tree at a time

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    Vince Curtis stands in front of a mature valley oak. He hopes the ones he plants will someday grow this tall. (Sanden Totten/KPCC)

    Vince Curtis stands in front of a mature valley oak. He hopes the ones he plants will someday grow this tall. (Sanden Totten/KPCC)

    While world leaders are in Paris discussing ways to limit future green house gas emissions, others are thinking about what they can do to mitigate the effects of climate change in their backyard.

    Carbon emissions that have already been released are likely to heat up the planet for decades to come, putting sensitive ecosystems at risk.

    One spot that could be in trouble is Cheeseboro Canyon in Agoura Hills. It’s home to one of the southernmost populations of valley oak trees (Quercus lobata) in California.

    You can read the full story on KPCC’s website, and listen to the audio above. 

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