Tree shading "reduces maximum urban food production by 19-35 per cent", say US researchers

Maximising local food production in cities will lead to a trade-off with urban trees as their shade would significantly restrict crop growth, according to a study using Seattle in the northwestern United States as an example.

by Gavin McEwan
Image: Tiffany Von Arnim
Image: Tiffany Von Arnim

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