Growing a healthy environment with native trees

University of Toronto PhD student uses Mitacs-Accelerate to discover the huge benefits of planting native trees in urban areas

Less than half of all tree species now growing in urban areas around the world are native to the local environment.  While imported tree species are chosen for aesthetic reasons, it has a huge impact on wildlife.
Native trees are known to support local ecosystems much more effectively, providing a home and food source for local insects and wildlife.  But the exact benefit of using native trees has never been studied in Canada.

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