Berkeleyside: "In urban areas where concrete and asphalt are ubiquitous, the solace of such a tree can be hard to come by. In areas with fewer trees and green spaces, air and surface temperatures can climb so high that they can impact the very climate of that particular neighborhood and have profound health consequences for people living in them. Aside from their aesthetic beauty, the presence of trees in neighborhoods supports human and environmental health."
Opinion piece by graduate student Robin Fink of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health.
Read the full piece at Berkeleyside.