When Tree-Planting Goes Bad: Twisted, Misplaced Trees of Death in Colombia (Slideshow)


Photo: Bogota Environmental Office.

Between 1999 and 2004, there was one death a year due to the falling of trees or branches in Colombia's capital city, Bogota.

Though general wisdom says trees are good, this city proves that with poor planning, wrong species in the wrong places, and bad policies around the management of urban green spaces, trees can be annoying or even a death sentence.

Tags: Colombia | Forestry | Urban Planning

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