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Two Forms of Urban Waste Are Being Used to Make Compost: Trees and Human Biosolids

Article-Two Forms of Urban Waste Are Being Used to Make Compost: Trees and Human Biosolids

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Each year more and more trees are being lost in urban areas. Some U.S. cities are combining this wasted tree product with human biosolids to create a compost that will keep these trees alive.

Due to invasive species, climate change, disease, and logging, U.S. cities are losing a large number of their trees. According to a 2018 study from the US Department of Agriculture‚Äôs Forest Service, U.S. metropolitan areas are losing 36 million trees per year. To correct this loss, and utilize another waste product, some U.S. cities are investing in a type of compost that uses both dead trees and human biosolids. 

Though this is not a new idea, it is one that is growing in popularity to address this issue.

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