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Identified Benefits of Community Trees & Forests

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WSFNR-17-02
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     Community trees and forests are valuable. To the more than 76% of the United States population that now live in urban and suburban areas, trees provide many goods and services. Values are realized by people who own trees, by people nearby, and by society in general. People plant, maintain, conserve, and covet trees because of the values and benefits generated.  
     Tree benefits can be listed in many forms. The bottom-line is humans derive not just a single-user value from community trees and forests, but a multi-product / multi-value benefit. Some of these benefits stem from components and attributes of a single tree, while other benefits are derived from groups of trees functioning together. What is the value of these multiple benefits?

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Community and Urban Forestry
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