A healthy urban forest is important as the world warms and cities become increasingly hot. The effects of climate change are exaggerated in cities due to the urban heat island effect.
In a new article at Planet Experts, I begin a new series of articles on urban forestry and climate change. The first installment is about the effect of trees on the urban heat island effect, and on the biggest problem facing urban forestry today – the decline in canopy cover in most cities. Click the picture for more.