This Big North Carolina City Could Be 50 Percent Tree Canopy Coverage by 2050
Charlotte is known for it’s beautiful tree canopied neighborhoods. More and more foliage is expected in the next couple of decades. This big North Carolina city could be 50 percent tree canopy coverage by 2050.
So how do we project this? According to Channel 9, the Charlotte city council went through the data. Right now the city is behind on trees. The group Trees Charlotte, says Charlotte has lost 969 acres of trees since 2018. But that is about to change. The decline is actually slower than they thought. The Trees Charlotte group reportedly says they believe tree goals can be hit by 2026.
The study says that while Charlotte lost 8% of its tree canopy between 2012 and 2018, it is still larger than other large cities. Here’s some data to back that up. Washington only has 35 percent tree canopy. Austin, Texas only has 41 percent. Atlanta, Georgia is the closest to Charlotte in tree canopy at 46.5 percent.
According to a Google search, these are the most common trees in the Charlotte area. Who hasn’t had or have a neighbor who has a Bradford Pear tree. They sure are beautiful in the spring, but don’t get me started on the allergies. Pine is also huge in the Charlotte area as well as Maple, Oak and Sweetgum.
This Big North Carolina city may have %50 percent tree canopy coverage by 2050. For more get details from our source, Channel 9 in Charlotte right here.
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