Washington, D.C. – Introduction

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Washington, D.C. Urban Forestry Quick Facts

From its tree-lined streets to the National Mall, Washington, D.C., is well-known for its greenspaces. There are more than 7,000 acres of parkland and a tree canopy of around 35 percent. These greenspaces, though, are spread across city, federal and private land, which means maintaining a healthy forest in the District is the responsibility of a variety of entities.

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[1] The District of Columbia. District Department of Transportation. Tree Canopy in the District of Columbia: Mapping Our Progress (2006-2011). http://ddot.dc.gov/DC/DDOT/Publication%20Files/On%20Your%20Street/Urban%20Forestry/TreeCanopy_DC_Factsheet_2006-2011.pdf (accessed Sept. 19, 2012).