Shoemaker featured in Charlotte Observer focus on tree canopy loss

Director of research and outreach Douglas Shoemaker was recently featured in the Charlotte Observer's multipart story on tree canopy loss in the City. Despite a canopy coverage exceeding the national average, Charlotte has been losing more than 3 football fields of forest per day since 2012. The region remains a real estate draw for its relative affordabilty and high quality of life, but the rate of environmental loss threatens the health and character that make the "Queen City" so desireable. Read more at (paywall) or see a "behind the scenes" video at