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Study Finds Trees Grow Faster in New York City

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Study Finds Trees Grow Faster in New York City

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Study Finds Trees Grow Faster in New York City

Study Finds Trees Grow Faster in New York City

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Cottonwood trees grow twice as fast in New York City as their counterparts in rural areas of the state, according to a new study in the journal Nature. The researchers found that high levels of ozone pollution blown in from cities are stunting rural trees. Hear NPR's Christopher Joyce.