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To give communities a way to change their tree cover, a research team at Portland State University has built a mapping tool, called the Trees and Health App, that overlays tree density with vulnerability. Users can see where poverty intersects with lack of vegetation. The tool also lets urban planners, neighborhood groups, and local government find the most polluted neighborhoods in their city and then figure out how many trees they would have to plant, and where to put them, to improve air quality.
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Heather Hansman

August 18, 2015

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