Urban Tree Canopy Assessment: Project SummaryKent, Washington
Kent’s urban forest is a valuable asset that provides residents and visitors with many ecological, environmental, and community benefits. This assessment analyzed the City’s urban tree canopy (UTC) and possible planting area (PPA) within six geographic boundaries. The results provide baseline data to develop strategies to protect and expand Kent’s trees and natural areas during planning and development. The maps and project report help to concentrate efforts in areas where needs are greatest, tree planting space is available, and benefits can be realized.