In 2005, the City drafted a comprehensive plan to make Radford a green city and one of the goals was the 40% tree canopy coverage as recommended by the Green Infrastructure Center. Today, we're proud to say Radford has almost 48% tree cover! This is a great start and something we should all be proud of.
There is still work to be done though. The city's next priority is to find ways to better connect the existing forest cores for the purposes of increasing recreation opportunities and increasing habitat for native species.