Chapter 4

Chapter 4: The Urban Forest
Urban forests provide environmental, health, and economic benefits to cities. Urban forests mitigate the effects of urban heat island through evapotranspiration and the shading of streets and buildings. This improves human comfort, reduces the risk of heat stroke and decreases costs to cool buildings.

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Benefits of Urban Forestry – Video from American Forests

Urban Forests: Cleaner, Cooler Air – Video from Society of American Landscape Architects

Trees and Good Health – Univ of Washington

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