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What mapping every tree in New York City reveals

We built a 3-D digital twin of New York City’s entire tree canopy to show how the shade they cast isn’t shared equitably across different neighborhoods.
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Atlanta’s “Cop City” and the vital fight for urban forests

The people protesting “Cop City”—at tremendous personal cost—deserve our support. They’re defending a vital public health and climate resource.
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To reduce mortality from high heat in cities, a new study recommends trees

Nearly 40 percent of the thousands of deaths that can be attributed to high heat levels in cities could have been avoided through increased tree coverage, a recent study from Barcelona’s Institute of Global Health found.

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The little-known physical and mental health benefits of urban trees

Trees slow climate change — and they help people live happier, healthier, and longer lives.
Urban wood: How companies are recycling city trees into valuable lumbe

Urban wood: How companies are recycling city trees into valuable lumbe

If a tree has to be cut down, it often becomes waste. Some people are now using that urban wood as a resource, turning those trees into furniture, bridges, and even guitars.
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US cities are recycling trees and poop to make compost

Wood and biosolids from water treatment plants can be used to improve the soil—and keep remaining trees healthy.
Tel Aviv has shade down to a science

Tel Aviv has shade down to a science

While other cities wait for their newly planted trees to grow, the Israeli city is updating an age-old cooling method for the 21st century.
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