🟣 See the Tree Equity Map for the scores for metropolitan NYC, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Ithaca, Elmira, Vestal, Utica Watertown, Saratoga Springs, and the Hudson Valley.
This week, American Forests released Tree Equity scores for 486 urbanized areas of the United States, giving scores for 150,000+ neighborhoods correlating tree cover, race, age, economic status, health, and urban heat island. Their Tree Equity Score data show vast inequities, including the reality that neighborhoods with majority of people of color have 33% less tree canopy on average than majority White communities. And neighborhoods with 90% or more of their residents living in poverty have 65% less tree canopy than communities with only 10% or less of the population in poverty.
You can find scores for your neighborhood, city, state, or Congressional district on the Tree Equity Score website.
Below are some links with additional resources to put Tree Equity Score in greater context.
There is substantial national media coverage including this AP story here and a NYT article to come.