Monday, February 8, 2010

Cumberland urban tree canopy plan published online; Cumberland, MD

Cumberland Times-News - In Brief - February 8, 2010:
Urban tree canopy plan online

CUMBERLAND — The city is releasing the draft of the Urban Tree Canopy Program Strategic Implementation Plan for final review. The plan is a long-term look at what can be done to maintain and increase the overall tree canopy percentage in the more urbanized areas of Cumberland.

Areas that could potentially see more trees planted are outlined along with four approaches that could be taken to increase tree canopy — public education, citizen volunteer activities, city actions and amending city codes. For a copy of the plan, log on to

Questions can be directed to Paul Eriksson, natural resources specialist, at (301) 759-6607.

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