The benefits trees provide to our communities are abundant, but thinking of trees in terms of public health is a relatively new insight into the importance of the urban forest. With nearly 80 percent of all Americans living in densely populated areas, the implications of trees benefiting public health are huge. This bulletin discusses the benefits of intentionally bringing nature into a city and gives practical examples of cities that are recognizing these benefits.
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