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Funding Trees for Health - Finance and Policy to Enable Tree Planting for Public Health

The Nature Conservancy
2017

Every year, between 3 and 4 million people around the world die as a result of air pollution and its lifelong impacts on human health, from asthma to cardiac disease to strokes. Each summer, thousands of unnecessary deaths result from heat waves in urban areas. Studies have shown that trees are a cost-effective solution for both of these challenges. 

This report from The Nature Conservancy outlines steps that can be taken to improve funding for trees to improve public health.