The tree canopy is the area covered by the leaves and branches of trees. The word “canopy” can be used in terms of an individual tree or to describe the collective branches and leaves in an entire forest. Since the tree canopy has many benefits, loss of the canopy has many drawbacks. 

Use the links below to research information about tree canopy loss. As you conduct your research, evaluate the source of the information. What bias might it have? Is it primary research or does it restate someone else's research?

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