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For urban dwellers, trees soften a city’s hard edges and surfaces, shade homes and streets, enhance neighborhood beauty, filter the air, mitigate storm runoff, and absorb carbon dioxide. Trees may even reduce crime and improve human health. However, these benefits have not been well quantified,…
Author(s): Gail Wells, Geoffrey Donovan
Keywords: urban forestry, Portland, Sacramenton, value of street trees. Geoffrey Donovan
Source: Science Findings 126. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p.
Year: 2010