Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Washington, DC; 12/23/08

Urban Tree Canopy Goals › Key Findings & Data Resources ...Washington, DC is now in the process of setting UTC goals in accordance with the District’s 2006 Comprehensive Plan and a 2003 directive from the Chesapeake Executive Council. The latest air quality plan (SIP) for the Washington, DC airshed includes establishing goals for tree canopy. The UTC framework may also be able to provide an accounting structure for using trees in this carbon trading scheme. By adopting Urban Tree Canopy goals, Washington, DC will join the likes of Baltimore, Annapolis, New York City, and Boston in using innovative technology to track and develop forward-thinking policies for our urban forest.

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