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This paper is a review of research in Chicago that linked analyses of vegetation structure with forest functions and values. During 1991, the regions trees removed an estimated 5575 metric tons of air pollutants, providing air cleansing worth 9.2 million. Each year they sequester an estimated 315 800 metric tons of carbon

McPherson, E.G., Nowak, D.J., et al

McPherson, E.G., Nowak, D.J., et al. (1997). Quantifying Urban Forest Structure, Function, and Value: the Chicago Urban Forest Climate Project. Urban Ecosystems, 1, 49-61.

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