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Expert To Talk About Benefits Of Tree Canopies At Monroe Library

The importance of tree canopies will be discussed at an upcoming meeting at the Edith Wheeler Library in Monroe.
The importance of tree canopies will be discussed at an upcoming meeting at the Edith Wheeler Library in Monroe. Photo Credit: Wamu.org

MONROE, Conn. -- A discussion on the importance of tree canopies will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Edith Wheeler Library in Monroe.

The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. and registration begins on Aug. 13. Click here to register on the library website. This program is presented by the Monroe Conservation & Water Resources Commission with the support of the Monroe Land Trust and Tree Conservancy.

Tree growth improves water quality, saves energy, lowers summer temperatures, enhances property values and much more. Matt Fulda, Regional Planner at Metro Council of Governments (COG) will explain what was learned from the Urban Tree Canopy Project, a study done by the University of Vermont that analyzed the benefits of tree canopies in Monroe and five other communities in the MetroCOG region.

His presentation will incorporate an interactive "story map" depicting Monroe's tree canopy, breaking it down into close-ups of streets, neighborhoods and watersheds so people can see and understand the implications of tree patterns where they live.

Click here for a complete list of events at the library.

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