Atlanta’s Tree Canopy is In Peril

Atlanta’s tree canopy is shrinking. According to a 2018 Georgia Tech study, the city’s tree canopy has declined by close to a half-acre of trees per day over the previous ten-year period.

Most of Atlanta’s tree cover is on private, residential property. 84% of the city’s canopy is on land zoned for single or multi-family residences, making it vulnerable to development.

Read the study

Use this information in this section of the Ansley Park website to learn more about how you can protect the tree canopy in Ansley Park and the City of Atlanta, starting with the trees in your own yard. 

This problem is not exclusive to Atlanta. The urban tree canopy is declining across the U.S.

Declining Urban and Community Tree Cover in the United States

The disappearing tree canopy is one factor contributing to a hotter planet.

A Hotter Future Is Certain, Climate Panel Warns. But How Hot Is Up to Us.

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