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.