Trees curb carbon emissions and water pollution, cool our streets, have been shown to reduce crime and asthma, raise property values, and improve the overall health of city residents. Yet over the past 25 years, American cities have lost up to 30% of their tree canopy to development. The City of New York has launched an initiative, Million Trees NYC, to plant one million trees in public and private open spaces throughout the five boroughs over the next decade.
Drew Becher helped found the initiative and is Executive Director of New York Restoration Project.
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