Tree Canopy Assessment of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma Forestry Services teamed up with the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) and Oklahoma City Community Foundation to commission the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Tree Canopy Assessment in 2019.
Conducted by Davey Resource Group, the project provides baseline data for managing the city’s urban forest through a comprehensive, 536-square-mile study of tree canopy in the Oklahoma City Metro area. The final report illustrates how trees provide environmental, functional, economic and aesthetical benefits to parks, trails, schools, watershed and neighborhoods throughout our communities. This data will help shape our community’s approach to beautification, quality of life and environmental sustainability including air quality and stormwater runoff planning, as well as the location and type of trees that should be considered for planted going forward.