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America's most populated areas lose 175,000 acres of tree cover every year

People need trees, but they keep destroying them.
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri

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Forests are to combating . They drink up huge amounts of planet-heating carbon from the atmosphere and provide shelter for species struggling to adapt to global warming. For that reason, experts have called for measures to protect forests. But what about trees in cites? We hear much less about them. Yet and backyards are just as important as those in the forest — actually, maybe even more so. And we are losing them, too.

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