Tree Canopy

Supporting a healthy tree canopy is essential to Davidson’s Core Value: 

Citizens must live in a healthy environment, so town government will protect watersheds, trees, air quality, and other elements of the town’s ecology.
  1. About
  2. Inventory
  3. Canopy
  4. Regulations
  5. Resources

About

Supporting a healthy tree canopy is essential to Davidson’s Core Value: Citizens must live in a healthy environment, so town government will protect watersheds, trees, air quality, and other elements of the town’s ecology.

Davidson College (established in 1837) and early town residents were largely responsible for planting Davidson's historic tree canopy.  The college's trees became its now highly regarded campus arboretum. 

Davidson’s Livability Board, in collaboration with local non-profits (see Resources Tab) and Davidson town staff, created a multi-year plan to address the needs of Davidson's community forest.  This plan includes three components, all of which are in process: 

  • strengthening the local tree ordinance 
  • updating the street tree inventory
  • increasing volunteer tree planting and community engagement