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Street trees: A wonder of climate adaptation

Street trees have many benefits, but their climate impact is becoming more important all the time.

The cooling impact of a single healthy tree from evaporation and absorbing sunlight “is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 24 hours a day,” according to the US Department of Agriculture.  This is one of the facts about streets trees discussed by Robert Steuteville in his article on street trees posted on the Congress for New Urbanism webiste.  Steuteville is editor of Public Square: A CNU Journal and senior communications adviser for the Congress for the New Urbanism.  Click here to read more.