Edmond wants to protect green infrastructure

Edmond City Council members held workshops to address a Green Infrastructure Initiative. They want to protect the city's natural resources for future development of Edmond.
by Diana Baldwin Published: September 25, 2012

The city has 54,430 acres of existing trails, park area and other conservation areas.

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.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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