Los Angeles and Google partner on 'Tree Canopy' project
Los Angeles and Google partner on 'Tree Canopy' project

Los Angeles (AFP) – Los Angeles and Google have struck a partnership to track canopy density in the huge metropolis to determine which neighborhoods need more trees as a means of fighting extreme temperatures.Vegetation, notably tree canopy coverage, plays a key role in offering the kind of relief that Los Angeles needs: The city is the state’s biggest urban heat island thanks in no small part to thousands of miles of roads and parking spaces.A project with Google’s new Tree Canopy Lab is making it “possible for us to quickly assess the areas of our city with the greatest population density an…

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