Thursday, November 12, 2009

Planners Want To Increase City Tree Canopy; Charlottesville, VA

Planners Want To Increase City Tree Canopy - NBC29: Charlottesville's Parks and Trail Planner joined neighbors at Piedmont Virginia Community College to talk about ways to increase the city's tree canopy.
'They (trees) make your parks pretty, a nice place to be, they give you sanctuary from traffic and jobs and that type of stuff,' says planner Chris Gensic.
Forty-seven percent of Charlottesville is covered with trees. In the Greenbrier neighborhood that number jumps to about 85-percent. Gensic would like to see similar success in Fifeville where the percentage is in the 30's.

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