American cities spend less than a third of a percent of municipal budgets on tree planting and maintenance, and as a result, U.S. cities are losing 4 million trees per year.
A new white paper, written by The Nature Conservancy with input from The Trust for Public Land and Analysis Group, identifies street trees as one of the most overlooked strategies for improving public health in our cities. The white paper discusses policy and financial barriers to increasing canopy cover, and strategies to overcome them.
Funding Trees for Health
Rob McDonald, Lida Aljabar, Craig Aubuchon, Howard G. Birnbaum, Chris Chandler, Bill Toomey, Jad Daley, Warren Jimenez, Erich Trieschman, Joel Paque, Matt Zeiper.
The Nature Conservancy and The Trust for Public Land