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Where do trees generally grow quicker: New York City or surrounding rural areas?

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For a study published in the journal Nature in July 2003, scientists compared the growth of trees in New York City to genetically identical trees in surrounding rural and suburban areas. Contrary to expectations, the trees in the city grew about twice as fast as those in the rural areas. Facts about why this occurred are contained in the link below.

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