Athens News Matters: How are Our Trees?

Jul 16, 2021

You know the feeling of sitting in the shade of a tree on a hot summer day? Well, this is just one of the many benefits of trees to a community like Athens and according to the Athens-Clarke County Sustainability Office, Athens has more tree canopy than any other US community with over 100,000 residents. This summer, the ACC Forestry Program, in partnership with the University of Georgia and the Georgia Forestry Commission, is conducting a Community Tree Study.

Chris Shupe talks with Rodney Walters, the Athens-Clarke County community forester, about the study, downtown trees and the lifespan of a white oak.