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Everybody Loves Trees: Policing American Cities Through Street Trees

@inproceedings{Braverman2009EverybodyLT,
  title={Everybody Loves Trees: Policing American Cities Through Street Trees},
  author={Irus Braverman},
  year={2009}
}
Recently, municipalities have been investing large sums of money as well as much bureaucratic and professional effort into making their cities not only a more "treefull" place, but also a place that surveys, measures, regulates, and manages its trees. This article explores the transformation of the utilitarian discourse on trees, which focuses on the benefits of trees and greenery, into a normative discourse whereby trees are not only considered good but are also represented as if they are or… Expand

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