Philadelphia Region Urban Forest Impacts and Vulnerability

Urban forests will experience local climate change impacts in the coming decades. A key first step to adapting to these changes is understanding the potential impacts and vulnerabilities of the urban forest. Urban forests play an important role in helping communities adapt to and mitigate climate change because they reduce the urban heat island effect, control storm water, and store carbon.

Author
Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science
USDA Forest Service
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