A New Forest for ‘Tree City’ : The Chestertown Spy
A New Forest for ‘Tree City’
Posted by John Lang on July 21, 2009
Hundreds of volunteers will soon be planting thousands of trees along the streets and in the yards of Chestertown — so that this “Tree City USA” is more deserving of the appellation and every-sweaty-body gets a lot more shade.
The ambitious plan unveiled at the Town Council meeting on Monday night: to achieve an urban tree canopy of 40 percent over Chestertown, which means increasing the number of trees by 65 percent, which translates to expanding it from 3,090 to 5,090 trees within four years.
Work starts in weeks, thanks to grants from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, and some 500 trees are being planted in the first year.