One characteristic that often defines beautiful and desirable urban neighborhoods is plenty of trees. A project to increase the tree canopy in the Weinland Park neighborhood has engaged residents, property owners, neighborhood organizations, and institutional partners.
Funds from The Columbus Foundation and The Ohio State University Office of Outreach & Engagement (Center for Urban and Regional Analysis) have supported the planting of new street trees in the neighborhood just southeast of Ohio State’s campus.
The first round of planting in Spring 2017 brought X new trees to front-yards of Weinland Park property owners. The second round is underway, with X scheduled to be planted and more available. According to noted urbanist Dan Burden, “a single street tree returns over $90,000 of direct benefits (not including aesthetic, social and natural) in the lifetime of the tree.”