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Urban areas are more likely to have more canopy cover if they are in counties with more canopy cover, have higher proportions of their populations with college degrees, have older housing stock, have both more land and land with slopes greater than 15%, and have denser stream networks.

Nikolas C. Heynen and Greg Lindsey

Heynen, N. & Lindsey, G. (2003). Correlates of urban forest canopy cover: Implications for local public works. Public Works Management & Policy, 8 (1), 33–47.

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