Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Changing Surface in Fredericksburg; less tree canopy and more impervious surface - Fredericksburg, VA

A Changing Surface in Fredericksburg - Fredericksburg, VA Patch It's getting harder and harder to find a shady spot in Fredericksburg. Over the last 15 years, the city has lost more than a quarter of its tree canopy to development. Residents in Ward 1 have been the most affected by these changes, losing 700 acres of tree canopy and gaining 500 acres in impervious surface area in that time. This according to two studies which looked at urban tree canopy and green infrastructure (forests, parklands and wetlands) in the city and the region.

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