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Neha Tadav surveys a couple of examples of communities "leading the fight in preserving their urban forests" in cities around the urbanizing world.
The pair of examples include the "One Soul One Tree" campaign in Surabaya, Indonesia, which sponsored 5,000 citizens in an effort to protect and care for individually assigned trees. According to Tadav, the campaign, "not only provided locals with new skills and means of income, but ensured that the mangroves would be maintained by the Surabaya community."
The other example comes from India, with the Tree Census in Delhi. The Tree Census assigns trees a unique number and catalogues each into a database so residents can keep track of the tree population.
Before delving into the two examples, Tadav also explains the multiple beneficial roles trees can play in the urban environment.