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Minneapolis on top 10 list for urban forests

Minneapolis is one of the best cities in the country for urban forests, according to nonprofit organization American Forests.
Others named in the top 10 list were Austin, Charlotte, Denver, Milwaukee, New York, Portland, Sacramento, Seattle, and Washington D.C.
These cities stood out based on a combination of six main criteria, the group noted, including accessibility of green spaces to the public, urban forest management plans, and civic engagement.
Minneapolis has nearly a million trees, and an urban tree canopy of 31 percent, American Forests reported.
The cities that were chosen are "examples of the type of dedication and leadership needed to improve the health and vitality of urban forests," said Scott Steen, American Forests CEO, in statement about the list.
"As communities across the country manage more and more for the impact of climate change and other critical environmental and social challenges, their urban forests become even more important to the health of their city," he said.
Steen added that each city on the list can serve as a role model for others in the country.
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