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BIG, mature trees provide critical ecological benefits in cities. Urban trees improve physical and mental health, mitigate temperature, sequester carbon, absorb water, and reduce pollution. Green space is the most important environmental asset for reducing the risk factors of climate change in urban areas.
Despite this, many trees are at risk globally due to urban development and climate change. Trees in our region, such as Northern Red Oak, are vulnerable in cities and may begin to show signs of stress as climate conditions shift.
We have located a higher number of pre-settlement trees than expected, and are working on updating this information in the database. Stay tuned for more soon.
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