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Urban Forest Grows in Small US Town

A forest can flourish anywhere there’s room to plant a tree, even in cities. That's important for the nearly 80 percent of Americans who live in urban areas that depend on the ecological, economic and health benefits provided by trees. Forest Heights, a Maryland town of 2,400 within commuting distance of Washington, D.C., overlooks a busy highway. Despite its name, it was not a forested community, at least not until Mayor Jacqueline Goodall got involved. “My vision for our town...

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