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Tree Canopy

Increasing tree cover in communities is a sustainable and cost-effective practice that improves society and the environment. Increased tree canopy can enhance air quality, water quality, energy savings, public health and community investment.


Tree Canopy Continually increase urban tree canopy capacity to provide air quality, water quality and habitat benefits throughout the watershed. Expand urban tree canopy by 2,400 acres by 2025.

Lead Goal Implementation Team(s)

Water Quality Goal Implementation Team (GIT 3)

Lead Workgroup

Forestry Workgroup

Partner Goal Implementation Team(s)

Habitat Goal Implementation Team (GIT 2)

Participating Partners

State of Delaware
District of Columbia
State of Maryland
State of New York
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Commonwealth of Virginia
State of West Virginia
Chesapeake Bay Commission
National Park Service (NPS)
U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)


Julie Mawhorter, Mid-Atlantic Urban & Community Forestry Coordinator
(410) 267-5708
410 Severn Avenue
Suite 209
Annapolis, Maryland 21403

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