The Las Vegas Forest

One of the frequently cited problems with urban development is the destruction of trees. This generally occurs during construction, but a large number of trees are planted by new land owners, especially in suburban residential areas.

In many cities of the US southwest, few, if any trees are destroyed by development, because they are so scarce. The picture below, entitled "The Las Vegas Forest" shows how in such a city urban development results in the addition of trees. The barren hills in the background are typical of the area. Such man-made forests are typical of cities in the US southwest.

The Las Vegas Forest

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