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Arlington, VA - Urban Forest Master Plan

The primary goal of this plan to improve Arlington's urban forest canopy coverage.

Significant tree canopy coverage has been lost in Arlington County. Subsequently, Arlington has chosen to enhance and preserve its trees because of the benefits they provide. These benefits can be categorized as environmental, economic and social. Many steps have been taken to slow the loss of trees through preservation and planting throughout the County. However, many challenges still exist that have adverse affects on our tree canopy coverage. An urban tree canopy is the layer of leaves, branches, and stems of trees that cover the ground when viewed from above. It serves as an overall indicator of urban forest quality and quantity. This Master Plan addresses the challenges that confront our urban tree canopy and offers goals and recommendations that will help Arlington towards its vision for our urban forest.

Dept. of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services
Evaluated By
Eric Kuehler
U&CF Census Place
Arlington, Virginia
Urban Forest Management
Canopy, Planning, Strategic Plans, Urban Forest Management
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