Charlotte Business Journal: Charlotte revives tree inventory proposal
Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 1:02pm EDT | Modified: Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 3:40pm
Charlotte’s long-delayed tree canopy study may finally be funded.
City leaders postponed an $180,000 inventory of the city’s trees, one of many environmental projects that were casualties of cost-cutting last year.
Private grants totaling $110,000 has awarded to nonprofit group American Forests for this study. The city says it can add up to $50,000 for a reduced contract out of its Tree Canopy Protection Program established for fiscal 2009.
A 2003 study of the local tree canopy showed that Mecklenburg County lost more than 22% of its tree cover from 1984 to 2001.