Climate Adaptation: What Trees Are Suitable For Urban Heat Management?

battery_park​Research out of Georgia Tech examines the effect of hardiness zone shifts on tree distribution in the U.S., and the subsequent effect on trees as a strategy for cooling urban environments. Vegetative enhancement in the form of tree planting is a highly effective strategy for cooling urban environments, yet as cities continue to warm, the suitability of urban environments for some tree species is changing with shifting hardiness zones.

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