Trees create value for urban areas.

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The benefits of planting more trees add up quickly--according to an article from the June 2016 issue of Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 9.1 million trees provide annual services valued at $1 billion, or $110.63 per tree. The study compiled recent inventory data from 929,823 street trees in 50 California cities to determine trends in tree number and density, identify priority investments, and create baseline data against which the efficacy of future practices can be evaluated. Also important: The state's street trees remove the carbon equivalent to taking 120,000 cars off the road each year.

The number of street trees increased from 5.9 million in 1988 to 9.1 million in 2014...

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