Saturday, July 17, 2010

The reasons for planting a canopy overshadow today’s trend toward tiny trees; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NOW Magazine // News // Money does grow on trees:
A large mulching machine was parked a few houses down from mine the other week. Workers were busy tearing a big old tree limb from limb. I didn’t have a deep relationship with the dismembered tree, but the loss of its towering mass of leaves still bummed me out.
Turns out I’m not alone. Trees affect us. Sounds obvious, but the extent of their influence will soon be easier to gauge. The city is days away from releasing study results about the composition and condition of the city’s canopy, its ability to ease greenhouse gas and store carbon, its real-estate advantages and a host of other surprising social pluses.

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