Monday, April 27, 2009


Report Cards. You got plenty of them growing up - some of them good and some of them not so good. No matter how you fell in the mix, the report cards always gave you a pretty good sense of what your strengths were and what areas you needed to work on.

Cities are no different. DC is a wonderful place to call home and do business
but there remains a lot that we can collectively do to better safeguard our environment and our most precious resource - our trees. The Tree Report Card will provide Washingtonians with a yearly and easy to understand way to gauge the overall condition of the City's trees and practical ways they can help to restore the tree canopy of the District.

The Tree Report Card uses five metrics - Coverage, Health, Planting, Protection and Awareness - to generate the District's overall grade. Only one metric - Tree Health - received an "A". Tree Protection received the lowest grade, a "C".

Read the full Tree Report Card here.

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