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How much benefit do government land use policies have in reducing tree canopy loss throughout the 28- county metropolitan Atlanta area?

University of Georgia


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The study examined a variety of land use and growth management policies to see which can be empirically linked to the protection of tree canopy. The results should prove useful to policy makers, environmental advocates, and developers who wish to preserve tree canopy but need to know what policies are actually effective as opposed to those which look good on paper but do not actually produce results.

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