Trees and Urban Forests
A solid body of knowledge exists about the economic and environmental value of trees and urban forests to local communities. City after city has seen the wisdom — and the quantifiable benefits — of investing in their urban forests. And recently, some high-quality, user-friendly online tools have become available to assess the economic and environmental benefits of community trees, notably the excellent software program iTree, which was developed by the U.S. Forest Service, Davey Tree Company and other cooperators.
However, there has been less research and consequently less data on other long-term be....
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