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April 20, 2017

Preserving and Enhancing Charlotte’s Urban Forest

Charlotte Urban Forest Master Plan 2017

Charlotte, North Carolina is proud to be known and valued for its vibrant urban tree canopy. When viewed from above, tree canopy covers 47% of the city, which makes Charlotte one of the highest canopy cities in the U.S. On top of the aesthetic benefits Charlotte’s trees provide, the city receives over $530 million in real benefits and services from these trees every year.

To ensure that this canopy is preserved and maintained for generations to come, both the City of Charlotte and TreesCharlotte have spent much of 2016 proactively working to identify the greatest challenges facing the Charlotte tree canopy, as well as the most comprehensive ways to reach the city’s 50% canopy goal by 2050.

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