Study: D.C. Is "City of Trees"

The new research shows the city's urban tree camopy has grown by 2.1 percent

Friday, Apr 6, 2012  |  Updated 2:56 PM EDT
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Study: D.C. Is "City of Trees"

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If it seems like there's more shade in Washington, there's a reason.
 
District of Columbia officials say a new study shows the city's urban tree canopy has grown by 2.1 percent over the past five years and now covers 37.2 percent of the city.

The study is based on new aerial data from last year and reanalyzed data from 2006.
 
District officials are hoping to achieve 40 percent urban tree canopy by 2035.
 
Mayor Vincent Gray says he wants the district to be known as the “city of trees.”

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