By the numbers

A Trifling Place
10:06 am
Tue February 5, 2013

By The Numbers: Charlotte's Trees

A poem dedicated to trees by Joyce Kilmer at the Carillon building in uptown Charlotte.
Credit Tasnim Shamma
  • 49: Percent of tree canopy lost between 1995 and 2008
  • One: Public tree for every seven residents
  • $11.83: Amount spent per person on its street trees
  • 215: Tree species in the city's inventory. Predominant tree species are willow oak and crapemyrtle
  • $166: Total benefits of an average street tree
  • 28: Million cubic feet of stormwater intercepted annually 
  • $2.1: Million dollars in stormwater management savings
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