Friday, March 11, 2011

Calgary doesn't have enough trees, report warns - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Calgary doesn't have enough trees, report warns

They can help boost property values, adding to the character and liveability of a neighbourhood, and offering a welcome reprieve after a long day cooped-up in the office,

But the number of trees lining Calgary streets and in groomed city parks has not kept up with the explosive growth in people population during the last decade.

A new report on the state of the city's environment finds a target of one street or groomed park tree for every two Calgarians is not close to being met. In 2007, Calgary was 120,000 trees short of reaching the mark, with a city official saying the situation has only improved marginally since then.

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