City Trees: Photographers Explore the Urban Forest

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court street brooklyn kate glicksberg photo
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Trees in the city don't just provide visual relief and cooling shade in the midst of the hard-edged urban jungle: They remove greenhouse gases and pollutants from the air, lower power bills while boosting property values, assist with stormwater management, and even reduce stress and crime rates.

These photos of city trees show their tenacity in surviving in incongruous, sometimes seemingly inhospitable locations -- and the strong drive people have to try to bring a bit of nature, real or not, into the urban environment.

Photo: Kate Glicksberg, "Court Street, Brooklyn, NY" (2008)