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Urban reforestation

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Urban reforestation

Urban reforestation is the practice of planting trees, typically on a large scale, in urban environments.[1] It sometimes includes also urban horticulture and urban farming.[2] Reasons for practicing urban reforestation include urban beautification,[1] increasing shade,[1] modifying the urban climate,[3] improving air quality,[4] and restoration of urban forests after a natural disaster.[5]


  • Programs 1
  • Criticisms 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


Large scale urban reforestation programs include New York City's Million Tree Initiative,[6] and TreePeople in Los Angeles, which planted 1 million trees in preparation for the 1984 Summer Olympics and continued planting thereafter.[1]

Grassroots efforts include sustainable living in urban places.[2]


Urban reforestation efforts compete for money and urban land that could be used for other purposes. For example, effort placed in planting new trees can take away from maintenance of already established trees.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e
  2. ^ a b Green thumbs and high-rise ambitions, The Age, June 11, 2010, See also website.
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  6. ^ a b

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