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Do Trees Prevent Crime?

Posted by nationalforestlawblog on November 7, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Check out this article from the Oregonian that cites a Forest Service study that shows that big trees help lower crime rates.  What's more likely?  The fact that bigger trees exist in the more affluent neighborhoods.  I would guess that money and not trees has more to do with the study's results.  For example, I bet you'd also find that backyard swimming pools correlate to lower crime as well.  Just my guess.

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