Friday, March 6, 2009

Texas Tree Foundation presents plan for strategic tree planting to enhance envirornmental benefits; Dallas, TX; 3/4/09

Dallas council puts two convention hotel-related proposals on ballot Dallas Morning News - Dallas,TX,USA
The plan presented by the Texas Tree Foundation identified five tracts to demonstrate the benefits not simply of planting trees, but of planting them in areas where they can best reduce rainwater runoff, collect emissions from cars and reduce ambient air temperatures.
The city currently has a tree canopy of around 8 percent. Ideally, that canopy would grow to 30 percent, the council learned.
Plantings could be targeted in areas of high traffic congestion, near "hot" buildings that generate and hold heat at their rooftops, and near water sources, among other sites.

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