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Why Advocate for Trees? The Tree Canopy of Washington, D.C. Tree canopy is the layer of leaves, branches, and tree stems that covers the ground when viewed from above. The current average tree canopy coverage for the city is 36% (the percentage of tree canopy coverage to overall land area). In order to achieve the canopy0.4 goal of0.5 40% by 0 District-wide 0.1 0.2tree 0.3 0.62035, as a city we must plant 8,600 trees annually.

Ward 1; Jim Graham

Tree Evans Canopy by Ward, Ward 2; Jack 2013 Ward 3; Mary Che

Ward 4 48%

d 4; Muriel Bowser

; Kenyan McDuffie Ward 3 56%

rd 6; Tommy Wells

; Yvette Alexander

Ward 5 28%

Ward 1 23%

ard 8; Marion Barry

Ward 2 26%

ayor's Canopy Goal

Ward 7 36%

Ward 6 17%

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Ward 1; Jim Graham Ward 1 - 23%

Wards and Tree Canopy

Ward 2; Jack Ward Evans 2 - 26%

Tree canopy can be measured for smaller political divisions within D.C.

Ward 3; Ward Mary 3 Che - 56%

As of 2013, Wards 1, 2, and 6 have the lowest canopy coverage. Wards 3 and 4 have the highest tree canopy. This can be partly attributed to Rock Creek Park’s presence in these wards.

d 4; Muriel Bowser Ward 4 - 48%

; KenyanWard McDuffie 5 - 28%

rd 6; Tommy Ward Wells 6 - 17%

; Yvette Alexander Ward 7 - 36%

ard 8; Marion Barry Ward 8 - 28%

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D.C.’s 40% Canopy Goal 6

Casey Trees: Citizen Advocate Handbook

Citizen Advocate Handbook 2013  

Casey Trees' tool to empower District citizens to stand up, get out and fight for trees.

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