Courier-Journal: Core part of Louisville lost 9% of tree canopy

“A core part of the city, the first area to be assessed in a new study, lost 9 percent of its tree cover from 2004 to 2012. The area extends from Butchertown west to Parkland and south to South Louisville, and most of its losses occurred from 2008 to 2012, according to the study’s preliminary findings. That amounts to 12 acres of lost tree canopy per year, or an estimated 735 trees annually. Margaret Carreiro, a University of Louisville biology professor who researches Louisville’s trees with her students and helped shape the new tree-canopy assessment, described the decline in tree cover as significant.”

Click HERE to read about the loss in tree canopy, and how Lousiville Grows, other organization, and community members are addressing the problem.

(Photo from Courier Journal, 2014)

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