Native New Yorkers: nine million people and five million trees

In recent years, most efforts to expand New York City's tree canopy—and thus strengthen the urban environment—have focused on planting new street trees or replacing non-native species with native trees in the city's remaining forests. Yet citywide assessments have found that non-native trees have come to co-dominate the city landscape, calling into question these management strategies and the very value of urban forests.

Native New Yorkers: nine million people and five million trees

The Big Apple contains a substantial native forest, survey finds. Nick Carne reports.

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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