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Trees and the Environment

Clean Air, Natural Beauty, and So Much More

trees and the environment

Have you ever seen a map of your city’s tree canopy? Here in Portland, ours looks like this, and it’s pretty amazing to see the development take place over the last several years, thanks in large part to organizations like Friends of Trees. According to research statistics, the current tree canopy over our fair city covers approximately 26% of the land area here in Portland. City planners have pegged goals for development at closer to a third of the city. With great coverage coming from forest and natural areas close by the city’s interior, there is still a lot of positive work to be done in urban and industrial areas throughout the city. Continue reading