What is the Radford Green Infrastructure Project?
The Radford Green Infrastructure Project is an initiative co-sponsored by the City of Radford, Radford University, and the Green Infrastructure Center. The goal of the project is to quantify how much forest and tree cover there is in Radford and how well interconnected it is and to make recommendations on how to maintain and possibly grow Radford's urban tree canopy (UTC).
Why are trees important?
Trees improve health by removing air and water pollutants
Trees protect property by preventing soil erosion
Trees increase property value and decrease air conditioning bills
Trees provide a habitat for wildlife
What is Urban Tree Canopy?
Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) is the part of a city covered by trees when viewed from above.
Why is the tree canopy important to Radford?
There are many reasons why we would want to preserve the trees we have here in Radford. Trees remove pollution from the air and water around them. They increase property value and reduce heating and cooling costs for homes.
Above.Tree canopy coverage in the City of Radford, 2015.