Wednesday, March 31, 2010

City to triple tree canopy (!); Frederick, MD

City to triple tree canopy - The Frederick News-Post Online:
Residents tend not to notice trees until there is a problem — tree pollen allergies kick into gear or branches fall and knock down power lines.
But if city officials get their way, trees will become a much more prominent part of the city landscape, tripling their coverage area by 2030.
The city planning department presented its plan to the mayor and aldermen two weeks ago. The city has a 14 percent tree canopy coverage, and the goal is to reach at least 40 percent. City planner Pam Reppert said the aldermen seemed pleased with the report and would likely vote to approve it at an April 15 meeting.
The report outlines how the city will increase its tree canopy coverage by 6.5 percent every five years for the next 20 years.

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