Status of Lexington’s Tree Canopy
On February 20, 2014 LUFCG released its Urban Tree Canopy Assessment. It shows that our current tree canopy covers 24.56% of Lexington’s urban core. This number has increased 5% over the last 18 years. Data analysis shows that the existing urban tree canopy provides an estimated $30.6 million in savings to our community. Despite these positive findings, we still have a lot of work to do and using the data from this assessment we can set urban canopy goals to create a healthier, more sustainable community for all of us.