Monday, March 22, 2010

Grow your NeighbourWoods and help grow canopy from present 13%; Kelowna, Canada

Grow your NeighbourWoods
In its second year, the City’s NeighbourWoods project aims to increase Kelowna’s urban tree canopy by providing resilient trees to residents at a discount.
“We did an Urban Forest Effects study in 2007, something developed by the U.S. Forest Service to look at the structure and function of urban forests,” said Parks Services Manager Ian Wilson. “The model estimated some pretty significant energy savings and other great benefits of our urban forest, but it also pointed out that we don’t have much species diversity and that our canopy is only about 13 per cent.”

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