• What's threatening Charlotte's tree canopy?

    By: Jaclyn Shearer


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte is known throughout the country for its trees.

    They’re a point of pride for Carolinians, but can also provide health and safety benefits, preventing what’s known as the urban heat island effect.

    [ALSO READ: Record number of trees falling after storms in Charlotte, arborist says]

    >> Meteorologist Jaclyn Shearer explains what that means and what’s threatening our tree canopy in the video at the top of this page.

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