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Megacities could save $505 million a year thanks to trees

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 31, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Lacy Cooke) last modified Aug 30, 2017

Trees provide an enormous monetary benefit to megacities, or those urban areas where over 10 million people reside. Researchers scrutinized 10 cities around the world and estimated the amount of their trees using the i-Tree model developed by the United States Forest Service, and their discovery shows cities would do well not to overlook the incredible value of these plants. They could offer cities a payoff of $482 million in lowered air pollution, $11 million in stormwater remediation, $8 million...





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