Urban Forestry seeks help in effort to cool heat islands

By Nicholas York

Temperatures are rapidly rising and “heat islands” are developing in Boston’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.

Heat islands, areas without the coverage of tree canopies, experience exceptionally hot temperatures and can create dangerous conditions for residents, according to a study by the Museum of Science in 2019. It found that the effects of heat islands in Boston can be fatal, causing more deaths than any other weather event.

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Urban Forestry seeks community involvement in effort to cool heat islands

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