The Importance of the Urban Forest

May 19, 2020 | Featuring Andrew Carrier


At PlanIT Geo™  our mission is Mapping the World’s Urban Forests for a Greener Future. We loved hearing Andrew Carrier’s beautiful memories of his hometown in an article he wrote last week. He shared ideas to help this community support its urban forest and build it into the future. We invite you to read a preview here and click through to the full article below.

“I grew up in Elizabethton, spent my childhood days on the banks of the Watauga River and my high school Friday nights in black and orange. I’ve hiked the nearby Appalachian Trail with my best friends and taken in those magical small-town summer evenings with my family. To put it simply, I love this town and the people and character it represents.


In an effort to repay some of what Elizabethton has given me over the years, I felt compelled to write an article with some ideas for how we can support our city for the future. If you’ll allow me, I’d like to share with you the benefits and importance of the urban forest, what they can do for our city, and how we can work together to build them up.”

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