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Tree Canopy

August 15, 2019, 11am PDT
Parts of the city desperately need more trees, but some residents worry about the long-term effects of tree planting in neighborhoods.
Crosscut
January 2, 2019, 2pm PST
Dallas's resiliency plan analyzed the best ways to combat heat in every neighborhood.
Governing Magazine
November 7, 2018, 1pm PST
The city of San Antonio has a lot of money to spend on trees but not a lot of places to plant them.
San Antonio Express-News
May 25, 2018, 9am PDT
A recent study found that Seattle's tree coverage shrank from 2010-2015, but the city has a goal to cover 30 percent of the city with trees by 2037.
The Urbanist
February 16, 2018, 12pm PST
Advocates and politicians are mustering ideas and support for new tree ordinances that line up with the city's climate goals.
KUOW
May 3, 2017, 12pm PDT
A research study has found that increasing house sizes in the Los Angeles area have drastically reduced the number of trees shading the region's landscapes—regardless of geographic location of socioeconomic status.
EurekAlert
November 11, 2015, 10am PST
More and more evidence has emerged in recent years about the many benefits of trees in urban environments. Every now and then, however, a study finds evidence that tress might not always be as benevolent as they seem.
The Conversation
July 1, 2014, 7am PDT
Call them teardowns, infill, or McMansions, the affluent suburb of Decatur, Georgia is dealing with growing concern about neighborhood character and tree canopy as property owners adopt the trend toward new, large houses in existing neighborhoods.
Atlanta Creative Loafing
April 29, 2013, 7am PDT
In Washington D.C., double the amount of residents in affluent areas live among plentiful green spaces. Lessening the disparity will require the cooperation of private property owners, not all of whom see more trees as a good thing.
The Washington Post