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An ecological research plot in Spring Creek, Brooklyn, has been selected for the installation of 144 trees. It is one of more than 190 designated plots among the public parks of New York City. MillionTreesNYC, a 10-year initiative launched in 2007, aims to create diverse multilayered native forests that increase biodiversity, improve air and water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and mitigate climate change. These models engage ecologists with landscape designers in the creation of sustainable green infrastructures, and the research results in management designs that best facilitate tree growth and soil health in urban landscapes.
In the article that begins on page 882, Alexander J. Felson and his colleagues discuss how ecologists can become involved in large-scale green infrastructure projects such as MillionTreesNYC; on page 854, a different group led by Felson offers a map of the design process for urban ecologists that discusses a research project within MillionTreesNYC. A related Feature article by Lesley Evans Ogden appears on page 845. Photograph: Alexander J. Felson.
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