Twenty Percent Of U.S. Trees Lost To Sprawl

U.S. cities have lost more than 20 percent of their trees in the past 10 years, due primarily to urban sprawl, says the environmental group, American Forests.
September 19, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The vast tree loss contributes to environmental and health problems that have cost an estimated $234 billion, the group American Forests said in a study released at the annual National Urban Forest Conference... a four-year study of 448 urban areas using satellite imaging to compare with a similar study 10 years ago found 21 percent less tree canopy."

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Published on Thursday, September 18, 2003 in Environmental News Network
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