DENVER — The city of Denver is using street art to highlight the importance of maintaining and expanding its urban forest.
According to the Downtown Denver Area Plan, there are 9,843 trees in the city’s downtown corridor.
"We are estimating that the urban canopy, the tree canopy -- the coverage of the trees that covers the ground and creates shade -- is about 4% right now in downtown Denver. We want to grow that to 10%,” explained Scott Gilmore, the Deputy Executive Director of Denver Parks and Recreation.
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