Urban Barcode Project Team Team Myco
Urban Barcode Project
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
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Analyzing the Health of Green Spaces in Northwest Brooklyn Through Fungal Species
Angebella Arjune, Gala Kamal-Bordelois
Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn
Michael Estrella


In 2007, NYC Parks launched our ambitious MillionTreesNYC initiative—to plant and care for one million trees in New York City, eight years later, in 2015, this goal was accomplished (1, 2). Today, about 24 percent of the city is covered by tree canopy accounting for one hundred and sixty eight different species and over 7 million trees in New York City, each of which will absorb more than forty-eight pounds of carbon dioxide in a given year (3, 4). This year the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service awarded the city 15 million dollars to continue planting trees to further the City’s goal of achieving a 30 percent tree canopy cover across the city (5). According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, trees and vegetation can, on average, lower surface and air temperatures by 2.9°F (6). The cooling effect of trees is of import since New York City’s 10-year temperature averages, 2010 to 2019, for the months of June, July and August are, 80°F, 86°F and 84°F res


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