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Research has shown a significantly lower proportion of tree cover on public right-of-way in neighborhoods containing a higher proportion of African-Americans, low-income residents, and renters. These findings have important implications for local public investment and policy strategies.

Shawn Landry and Jayajit Chakraborty

Landry, S. M. & Chakraborty, J. (2009). Street trees and equity: Evaluating the spatial distribution of an urban amenity. Environment and Planning A, 41 (11), 2651–2670.

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