Map: Potential Sites in Detroit for Tree Buffers

Vegetative and tree buffers have been discussed as methods to reduce climate and air pollution impacts. Much of the effect requires full growth trees and multi-level vegetation.

The City of Detroit launched a 10,000 street trees effort a few years ago and had some difficulty with residential adoption of street trees.

As a City government, Detroit has the opportunity to show it is a “good neighbor” and plant street trees on properties owned by the city, city departmental properties, and parks. There are over 900 acres of land owned or controlled by the City government within 250 feet of expressways that could be utilized for tree buffer style plantings.

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