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    Author(s): David J. NowakDaniel E. CraneJack C. Stevens
    Date: 2006
    Source: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    A modeling study using hourly meteorological and pollution concentration data from across the coterminous United States demonstrates that urban trees remove large amounts of air pollution that consequently improve urban air quality. Pollution removal (03, PM10, NO2, SO2, CO) varied among cities with total annual air pollution removal by US urban trees estimated at 711,000 metric tons ($3.8 billion value). Pollution removal is only one of various ways that urban trees affect air quality. Integrated studies of tree effects on air pollution reveal that management of urban tree canopy cover could be a viable strategy to improve air quality and help meet clean air standards.

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    Nowak, David J.; Crane, Daniel E.; Stevens, Jack C. 2006. Air pollution removal by urban trees and shrubs in the United States. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 4(3-4): 115-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2006.01.007.

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    Air quality, Urban forests, Urban forestry, Environmental quality

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