Dr. Douglas Shoemaker comments on ongoing losses of CLT’s urban tree canopy

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Douglas Shoemaker, director of research and outreach at the Center for Applied GIScience, was featured in a WBTV segment February 2 talking about a recent study that measured the loss of Charlotte’s signature tree canopy.

In his interview with Jamie Boll, originally recorded in 2020, Doug remarks on his surprise regarding the magnitude of canopy loss, which he estimated at over 3 football fields per day between 2012 and 2018. He also discusses how losses are distributed throughout the City, with underserved communities losing fewer, revealing an historic underinvestment in trees in most of those areas. To see the segment, click here.