urban development, trees, environmental law


This Article discusses the impact of urban development on trees. It discusses the importance of having trees in urban neighborhoods by increasing property value and highly benefiting the ecological system. It also discusses alternative policies that other cities have implemented to deal with the impact of development on the environment. Finally, the Article proposes various solutions to the problems faced by New York City specifically, arguing that the city should adopt a comprehensive urban forestry program that would asses the current status of the urban forest, evaluate the environmental impact of development, and protect tree and landscaping ordinances.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.