There are over 3 billion trees in the world. That makes roughly 422 per person.
An American not-for-profit organisation has taken it upon itself to ensure that everyone can enjoy the advantages trees bring to communities.
They analyzed 150,000 neighbourhoods and 486 municipalities, correlating tree population with various social and demographic data, to give a ‘Tree Equity Score’.
The figure can be viewed online and used by communities and policymakers to correct existing inequalities.
In time the initiative should mean that communities of color, where poverty and unemployment levels are often higher, enjoy greater tree coverage.
Leading to better air quality and shade for everyone.