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What is the Urban Forest?

The urban forest is the collective name for all trees, shrubs, and other woody vegetation in a community. The Town of Ledgeview recognizes the many benefits a well-maintained urban forest provides to our community by reducing stormwater runoff, lowering summer air temperatures, reducing air pollution, reducing heating and cooling costs, reducing carbon dioxide, enhancing property values, providing wildlife habitat, improving health and wellbeing, and many other wonderful benefits. These benefits are a reminder of the worthwhile investment in our community forestry program.