Tree canopy coverage refers to the amount of area that is covered by tree foliage. The City of Redmond is currently at 38.1% tree canopy (as of 2017) and the City is working hard to see this grow. Through public involvement, we learned that the community also has a strong desire to retain Redmond’s distinctive green character and increase the number of trees throughout the city.
Why is this so important?
Increasing the tree canopy will provide multiple environmental benefits including water, air and habitat improvements. It also improves the natural aesthetics, increases property values, combats climate change and improves wildlife habitat.