US needs 30m new trees to combat shade disparity, study finds

US needs 30m new trees to combat shade disparity, study finds

First ever nationwide tally of trees reveals how communities of color and poorer neighborhoods lack canopy

With vast swathes of the American west baking under a record-setting heatwave, a new study has revealed how unevenly trees are spread throughout cities in the United States and how much it disadvantages communities of color and the poor.

In order to address the balance, America needs to plant more than 30 million trees in major urban environments across the country, according to a major new report.

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