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Fewer trees, more asthma. How Sacramento can improve its canopy and public health

by The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board

"The City Council has a duty to give residents their best shot at a healthy life. It can do this by prioritizing new tree planting and ongoing tree care for neighborhoods with less canopy."

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How Sacramento’s urban forest divides the city — and some neighborhoods are left behind

by Michael Finch II, The Sacramento Bee

"Trees cover nearly 20 percent of the city’s 100 square miles. In Land Park, for example, the canopy covers 43 percent — more than double the city-wide average. Now compare that with the 12 percent tree canopy coverage found in Meadowview in south Sacramento... Evidence has been mounting for years about the underlying benefits a hearty canopy affords to individual health."

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