As much as Arlington values its trees, the county is challenged by its increasing population and the development that this brings. Areas in red on the map have lost tree canopy since 2011, largely as the result of infill development.
But there is good news: Arlington reversed the decline in tree canopy found in 2011 (40%) but has not rebounded from its first measurement in 2008 (43%). The county’s overall 2017 tree canopy remains fairly stable, with an increase of 1% overall. Find the Current Urban Tree Canopy Analysis here.