Why Trees Matter: The Value of Protecting and Improving Norwalk’s Tree Canopy with Dr. Andrew Reinnman
Trees provide a wide range of valuable, and sometimes hidden, ecosystem services across urban and suburban landscapes. In particular, they can play a profound role in regulating climate at local to global scales. Dr. Andrew Reinmann from The City University of New York and his colleagues have been studying how urbanization alters rates of tree growth and carbon sequestration and how the trees in our communities influence our local climate. During his presentation, he will highlight findings from this research and share some thoughts about the utility of tree inventories, tree ordinances, and tree planting programs for boosting canopy cover in our city.