Urban forestry officials are completing an urban tree canopy study, which is a measurement, when viewed from above, of the amount of leaves, limbs and stems that shelter the ground.
In the residential area, officials found there is 46.2 percent tree canopy cover, which is a good percentage, said Leigh Martin, urban forestry assistant. There are an estimated 4 million trees in the residential areas, the study found.
Education and amendments to the zoning plan were two suggestions city leaders will review to implement a green infrastructure plan. Recommendations will be brought back to the city council for consideration.