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How more trees in a city can make smog worse

A recent study by a Berlin-based team of scientists has revealed that during heat waves, trees in a city can actually contribute to higher levels of air pollution. As many cities around the world become greener with plant-clad towers, vertical gardens and tree-filled urban developments, the study highlights the need to take into account the location and types of greenery being planted.
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