Tree Canopy Map

Consider why you park your car under a tree in a parking lot in the summer.  A neighborhood without enough shade is like that hot car sitting in the open sun. More trees provide shade and make your neighborhood cooler, improving quality of life. According to NOAA, heat kills more Americans each year than any other type of natural disaster.  

People recreate in parks and green places that provide a place to play sports, socialize and just relax with nature. These green shady areas provide cool air that helps stabilize changes in climate. Green spaces also act as sponges that absorb and slowly release water, helping to mitigate natural hazards such as floods from rainstorms. This map shows the tree coverage across Jefferson County. Darker green shows thicker tree canopy.