“Does Jacksonville Need More Trees?” WJCT Interview

Does Jacksonville need more trees?  That was the question asked on First Coast Connect on WJCT 89.9 FM.

“Rising temperatures across the city have many people looking for shade, especially those who are unhoused or work outdoors. Trees are an integral part of our ecosystem and necessary to combat heat and climate issues. How does Duval’s tree equity score measure up compared with other areas, and why should we focus more on Jacksonville’s urban tree canopy?

Anne Coglianese, chief resilience officer for the city of Jacksonville, and Chris David, vice president of GIS and Data Science at American Forests, give us the answers.”

Greenscape Executive Director Lisa Grubba offered her thoughts on the impact the Tree Equity score has made in Greenscape’s planting priorities.  She also talked about the importance of trees, and a plan to get them planted, in the city’s resilience efforts.  Click the audio bar to listen to the segment.