Charlotte’s tree canopy is under threat — and we all have a role to play in saving it

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Jane Singleton MyersCharlotte loves its trees. But are we willing to do all that we can to save them?

That’s the paradoxical question confronting Jane Singleton Myers, executive director of TreesCharlotte. The city’s iconic tree canopy has shrunk from 49% to 45% coverage as of 2017, and likely more in the five years since the last comprehensive measurement.

Myers joined the Future Charlotte podcast to talk about how Charlotte can preserve its tree canopy, why it matters that we do so (hint: shade and rain), and how a city that loves both growth and trees can balance competing interests. Myers also talks about her favorite tree, and why trees hold such a powerful place in many of our childhood memories.

Listen below, or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

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