“Urban trees ‘live fast, die young’ compared to those in rural forests”

A recent study by Boston University suggests that “tree planting initiatives alone may not be sufficient to maintain urban canopies”.

Ian Smith and his colleagues indicate that “efforts to aid in the establishment and preservation of tree health are imperative for increasing urban tree cover and maximizing the wide range of ecosystem services provided by the urban canopy”.

Check out the short summary by The Public Library of Science for a quick overview of their research!

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