Tree Density Tells the Story of Inequality

In March 2008, a study showed a correlation between tree density and income in urban areas. Now, more than ever before, it’s easy to see this phenomenon for yourself. A recent article on uses Google maps to document the contrast between low-income and high-income areas in some of the world’s largest urban areas.


Visit Google maps to see if you can see a difference in canopy cover between neighborhoods in your city.