More Trees, Please!

Craig Regelbrugge September 12 2017

We’ve all long known that trees make our cities and communities more liveable. A new study puts numbers to the benefits of urban trees in the world’s largest cities. The study, led by Dr. Theodore Endreny of the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) in Syracuse, examined the ecosystem service benefits provided by trees in megacities around the world. These megacities are home to nearly 10% of the world’s population.
 
The study found that trees contribute a value of more than $500 million per year in each...

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