Despite city tree benefits, California urban canopy cover per capita lowest in US
- December 4, 2017
- USDA Forest Service – Pacific Southwest Research Station
- Trees in California communities are working overtime. From removing carbon dioxide and pollutants from the air, intercepting rainfall and increasing property values, California’s 173.2 million city trees provide ecosystem services valued at $8.3 billion a year. However, according to a recent study, more benefits could be realized if the Golden State’s urban forests didn’t have the lowest canopy cover per capita in the nation.