Second Faculty Mentor
There is growing recognition that urban forests have the potential to combat food insecurity via their edible parts, namely fruits, berries, and nuts. Many tree species commonly planted in urban spaces have edible parts that may fulfill the nutritional needs of city residents that are food insecure, but no one has analyzed the value of city street trees to understand this potential. I analyzed New York City’s street trees by each species and their edible parts to measure this potential.
Cooney, Kristen, "Urban Forests and Their Potential to Combat Food Insecurity: Analyzing Foods From Street Trees in New York City, NY" (2021). Environmental Studies Summer Fellows. 12.
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