Tree Canopy

Input Sought On Increasing Tree Canopy To Reduce Stormwater Runoff

Released January 04, 2018 09:30 AM
The City of Alpharetta will hold a community meeting on Thursday, January 18th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. to gather public input on the progress of an ongoing study evaluating the city’s utilization of urban trees in stormwater management programs. The meeting will be held at Alpharetta City Hall located at 2 Park Plaza.

Information gathered from attendees will be incorporated into the study, which aims to protect, restore and increase Alpharetta’s tree canopy coverage. The study is being funded by the USDA Forest Service and completed through a partnership between the City of Alpharetta, the Georgia Forestry Commission and the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC). GIC will attend the meeting to present the progress of the study so far and discuss the value of trees in helping communities comply with stormwater permits, reduce flooding and meet surface water quality goals.

Those who attend the community meeting will be asked to provide input on their perception of current city tree canopy coverage, specific locations in Alpharetta that may need more tree canopy coverage and tree-related practices led by citizens or local government that could be implemented but are not currently in place.

For more information please contact David Shostak, City Arborist, at or 678-297-6229.