Contact: Yasmeen Sands
USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station
Caption: Smaller trees can block views from homes, making it more difficult to observe criminals. Shown here is a neighborhood in Portland, Ore., where a study was conducted that explored the effects of trees and other factors on crime occurrence in the city.
Credit: Geoffrey Donovan, U.S. Forest Service, PNW Research Station
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