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    With 55% of the world’s population living in urban areas, which average 26.5% tree cover, trees are important landscape elements in most cities. Globally, tree cover varies from around 31% in forested regions, to 19% in grassland regions, to 13% in desert areas. Thus, because they are a significant component of all city landscapes to varying degrees, trees are important elements that will affect the health and well-being of local city residents.

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    Nowak, David. 2020. Taking stock: t​​​he first step to creating healthier cities with trees. Biophilic Cities Journal. June 2020: 22-27.

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