Berkeley County moves to increase number of trees

MARTINSBURG (AP) — Berkeley County officials are working to increase the number of trees in the county.

A 2009 assessment by the U.S. Forest Service rated Berkeley and Jefferson counties among the “highest priority” counties in the nation that need more trees.

The Herald-Mail says the Berkeley County Council plans to apply for a Chesapeake Bay Community Grant. The grant money would be used to plant trees and to develop a long-term goal for the county’s “urban tree canopy.”

A tree canopy is the layer of leaves, branches and stems that cover the ground when viewed from above.

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