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A Modesto, California study found that asphalt on streets shaded by large canopy trees lasts longer than asphalt on unshaded streets, reducing maintenance costs by 60% over 30 years.

McPherson, E. Gregory, and Jules Muchnick. (2005). Effects of Street Tree Shade on Asphalt Concrete Pavement PerformanceJournal of Arboriculture, 31(6), 303-310.

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Operations & maintenance savings, Trees

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