Monday, May 24, 2010

City to conduct public tree inventory; Knoxville, TN

City to conduct public tree inventory » Knoxville News Sentinel:
The city of Knoxville now has $75,000 to complete an inventory of publicly owned trees along city streets and boulevards, in parks and green spaces, along city right-of-ways and in downtown.
The inventory will be conducted this fall.
Knoxville City Council voted Tuesday to accept a $15,000 grant from the Knoxville Utilities Board for the project. That complements a $30,000 grant from the Tennessee Division of Forestry and another $30,000 in city funds.
David Brace, deputy director of the city's Public Service Department, said the results will be used to develop a municipal forest resource management plan to improve Knoxville's urban canopy.

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