Safe access to greenspace and well-canopied areas is critical for city dwellers. This is especially true for low-income residents of color, who are more likely to live in areas that are historically underserved in many public amenities. Across the country’s urban areas, there’s a strong correlation between high poverty rates, racial demographics that are predominately people of color, and lack of trees. Communities of color are thus denied all the ecosystem services that trees provide, and suffer higher rates of chronic diseases, like asthma, that have been linked to environmental stressors. Many cities are newly scrutinizing these disparities and focusing their planting efforts on where they are needed most.