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Urban tree benefits are largely spatially-dependent, so this disparity has a disproportionate impact on these communities, which are additionally subject to higher rates of health problems. Planting programs are a common way that municipal and nonprofit urban forest organizations attempt to increase canopy in cities.

Cene W. Ketcham

Ketcham, C. (2015). Influence of tree planting program characteristics on environmental justice outcomes. Dissertation. Virginia Tech.

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