Tree-mendous Perks

Central Park pond reflected with and lined by green trees and skyscrapers on a cloudy day in New York City.

June 16, 2023

Our city parks and community gardens are thriving green spaces that enrich our lives and improve our physical and mental health, but did you know that there are environmental benefits to city trees? According to a new Columbia study, urban green spaces absorb carbon dioxide and combat global warming. Revel in New York City's tree-mendous blend of skyscrapers and treetops.

Take a look at Columbia Magazine to learn more about this study by a research team at Columbia Climate School's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Photo of the Week is a feature of Columbia News that captures moments from around the University and New York City.

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