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The social, environmental, and economic benefits of urban trees can mitigate many negative aspects of the built environment. As such, disparities in the benefits of tree cover as a result of class or racial segregation represent an environmental injustice.

Joan Flocks,Francisco Escobedo, Jeffry S. Wade, and Claudia Wald

Flocks, J., Escobedo, F., Wade, J., Varela, S., & Wald, C. (2011). Environmental justice implications of urban tree cover in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Environmental Justice, 4 (2), 125–134.

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