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The Cross Pollinator Archives - Issue 1

the cross pollinator

The Cross-Pollinator is a science synthesis publication produced quarterly in cooperation between the Northern Research Station, the Urban Field Station Network, State and Private Forestry, and the Urban Forest Technology and Science Delivery Team. It spotlights transdisciplinary collaborations among researchers and practitioners that “cross” forest research with urban and community forests at a landscape scale.

Issue 1: Forest Patches

Summer 2020

Natural turned national infrastructure: Urban forest patches in the 21st century

With about 82 percent of the U.S. population living in urban areas today, it may sometimes feel that we’re removed from nature. Yet science is increasingly revealing how dependent we are on nature for our individual and collective physical, emotional, and mental health, as well as for climate resilience. In some cases, the connections we need for our own and other species’ survival and well-being may literally be just down the street.

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