Urban heat islands affect tree canopy temperatures and health, study says

By phys.org, May 26th, 2021

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Urban heat islands affect tree canopy temperatures and health, study says

Healthy urban tree canopies provide shade and water transpiration that can mitigate the warming effects of urban heat islands (UHIs), and new research recently published in Scientific Reports on tree canopy temperatures in New York City by a University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) doctoral student offers new insights for urban forestry management.

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Jim Steele, University of Alabama in Huntsville

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