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City of Alpharetta to Present Findings of the Tree Canopy and Stormwater Study

Released October 08, 2018 10:00 AM

The City of Alpharetta will hold a community meeting on Thursday, October 25th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting is held to present the results of a study evaluating  the city’s utilization of urban trees in stormwater management programs. The meeting will be held at City Hall, in Council Chambers, at 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009.

 

The study aims to protect, restore and increase Alpharetta’s tree canopy coverage. The study has being funded by the USDA Forest Service and was completed through a partnership between the City of Alpharetta, the Georgia Forestry Commission and the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC). GIC will present the findings of the study and discuss the value of trees in helping communities comply with stormwater permits, reduce flooding and meet surface water quality goals. Information gathered from city staff, city codes, and attendees at the last meeting have been incorporated into the study’s findings.

 

Those who attend the community meeting will be asked to provide input on using the data to increase and protect Alpharetta’s tree canopy.

 

For more information please contact David Shostak, City Arborist at dshostak@alpharetta.ga.us or (678)297-6229.

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