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Brunswick tree canopy measured VIA Study
Originally published July 07, 2009
By Karen Gardner
Brunswick -- Tree canopy cover in Brunswick is good compared to Frederick, and even when compared with the cities of Baltimore and Washington.
It stands at 38 percent, according to a recent study by the University of Vermont. That means 38 percent of land area in Brunswick has shade provided by trees, known as urban tree canopy.
But Brunswick officials would like it to be better. More trees means lower temperatures in the summer, lower energy costs, less pollution and better property values, according to the Chesapeake Bay Trust, which funded the Urban Tree Canopy analysis.