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.
- Read the Management Strategy (pdf)
- Download the 2019-2020 Tree Canopy Logic and Action Plan Work Plan (pdf)
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)
Partner Goal Implementation Team(s)
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 and Community Forestry Coordinator
151 Grey Towers Dr.
Milford, Pennsylvania 18337
To track the progress of one or more management strategies, visit our Management Strategies Dashboard.