Loss of Urban Tree Cover — Andreas Jonathan, 2002, Roselle, NJ, USA
When we first moved to my current home I was very young, and I was afraid of the trees, I’d mostly lived in urban environments. The dense interconnecting branches that weaved through and around the neighborhood like a nest were so different, but I grew to love them. Each year they take away more and more. Even though each summer is hotter than the last, there is no shade. We hear less bird calls. Now they largest mass of trees in my area is the golf course. Which is being torn down to build a new housing development.