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Upcoming Workshop Addresses City's Urban Forest

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An upcoming workshop by the City Commission will address concerns over Tallahassee’s urban planning. The Urban Forest Master Plan will provide ways to balance the city’s need for infrastructure and trees. 

On Wednesday, the city commission will meet to discuss effective ways to balance Tallahassee’s forests with urban expansion using data by the Urban Forest Master Plan.

Last year the City Commission voted in favor of developing the Urban Forest Master Plan. Part of that included collecting data on the current state of urban forests in the city.

Officials found Tallahassee’s Urban Tree Canopy coverage was at 55 percent, the highest in comparable cities across the nation, while 28 percent of land coverage was made up of grass areas, open waters, and bare soil.

Andrew Quintana is a senior at Florida State University pursuing degrees in Communication Studies and Editing, Writing, & Media. Before entering WFSU's newsroom, Andrew worked with V89 Radio's News and Continuity department and interned as a staff writer for Haute Living Magazine. He enjoys Razzie nominated films and collects vinyls that are perfect for ultimate frisbee. Follow Andrew Quintana on Twitter: @AndrewLQuintana