Our Shrinking Tree Canopy – What is to be Done?
Ashton Heights has been a green oasis in the center of Arlington for decades.
Unfortunately, our oasis is disappearing!
Look at the tree canopy maps thru time:
At Ashton Heights Civic Association’s (AHCA) September meeting, we examined
the available tree canopy studies of Arlington, including Ashton Heights. Tree
Canopy studies were done in 1973, 1985, 1997, 2008, 2011, and 2016. The
County expects to do another survey in 2023.
These historical maps are below.
More maps coming soon.
What is to be done??
At the Sept AHCA meeting we started to discuss strategies to restore our oasis.
Join David Summers and me this winter. We will convene a committee to flush
out ideas. Let us know if you are interested in helping by emailing me at
Ashton Heights Civic Association Tree Canopy and Native Plant Coordinator
Arlington Regional Master Naturalist