Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Denver, CO; 1/11/09
The Denver Digs Trees Program Returns! « North City Park The Denver Digs Trees program addresses Denver’s critical need to expand its urban canopy and is the only city-wide tree distribution program. Denver’s current canopy coverage is 10.4%; recommended urban canopy coverage guidelines for U.S. cities west of the Mississippi is 25%. (Time Magazine, 6/21/07). The Denver Digs Trees program – in partnership with the City and County of Denver, numerous local community nonprofits and neighborhood groups – is working to address this deficit in our urban canopy. The program has added over 35,000 trees to Denver’s urban forest.