Cities and Urbanization

This initiative can give city trees a second life - and create jobs

Urban trees increase stormwater retention, easing stress on city sewer systems. Image: Unsplash/Matthieu Oger

Ben Christensen

Writer, World Resources Institute

Todd Gartner

Director, Cities4Forests And Natural Infrastructure Initiative, World Resources Institute

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Cities in the United States could plant an estimated 400 million trees, making them an essential player in tree restoration. Image: Photo by Vladimir Kudinov/Unsplash
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