The 19 cities with the most trees around the world

Central Park in New York City — though it didn't make the top 7 in this list.

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Central Park in New York City — though it didn’t make the top 7 in this list.
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There’s a global movement to encourage cities to grow more trees and plan more parks. On Wednesday, this year’s International Day of Forests encourages urban areas to invest in green spaces.

To get a clearer picture of which cities have the most tree coverage today, MIT’s Senseable Lab partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to create Treepedia, a site with interactive maps that show the density of greenery in major cities around the world.

The researchers used information from Google Street View to determine what they call the “Green View Index,” a rating that quantifies each city’s percentage of canopy coverage based on aerial images. When it launched in 2016, Treepedia featured 10 cities, but the team has since added more to its list.

The goal of Treepedia is to make make urban planning more accessible to those outside the field, MIT’s Carlo Ratti said in a statement.

Check out which cities boast the highest Green View Indexes below.


19. Los Angeles, California — 15.2%

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18. Turin, Italy — 16.2%

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17. Tel Aviv, Israel — 17.5%

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Flickr

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16. Boston, Massachusetts — 18.2%

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Downtown Boston buildings overlook the Boston Harbor in Boston, Massachusetts September 13, 2006.
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Reuters/Brian Snyder

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15. Miami, Florida — 19.4%

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14. Toronto, Canada — 19.5%

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13. Seattle, Washington — 20%

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12. Amsterdam, Netherlands — 20.6%

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11. Geneva, Switzerland — 21.4%

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10. Frankfurt, Germany — 21.5%

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The European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Dinu Dominic Manns/Flickr

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9. Sacramento, California — 23.6%

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8. Johannesburg, South Africa — 23.6%

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7. Durban, South Africa — 23.7%

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Wikipedia Commons

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6. Montreal, Canada — 25.5%

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A view on the Montreal skyline from Mont-Royal mountain.
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Reuters/Shaun Best

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5. Sydney, Australia – 25.9%

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iPhoto-Thailand/Shutterstock

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4. Vancouver, Canada — 25.9%

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Stanley Park in Vancouver.
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3. Oslo, Norway — 28.8%

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Oslo, Norway.
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2. Singapore — 29.3%

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Padang, Singapore.
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Robert Lowe/Flickr

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1. Tampa, Florida — 36.1%

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Check out the interactive map of Tampa