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Urban Tree Canopy

How much of NKY is covered by trees from a bird's eye view? Why does this even matter? NKUCFC received a grant from Kentucky Division of Forestry to assess these questions! In 2014, we took a look at our existing canopy and its impacts in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties. We also took a special look at Newport, Covington, and the Gunpowder Creek Watershed.

Boone County

 Boone County Acres of Land  % of County  Canopy Acres  Canopy % 
 Unincorporated Areas 144,831  93%  70,701  49% 
 Florence  6,586  4%  1,409  21% 
 Walton 2,997 2% 816  27% 
 Union  2,151  1%  431  20% 
 TOTAL 156,565   73,357  47% 

Campbell County

 Campbell County Acres of Land % of County  Canopy Acres Canopy %
 Unincorporated Areas 74,854 78% 44,303 59%
 Alexandria 4,561 5% 2,202 48%
 Fort Thomas 3,589 4% 2,057 57%
 Cold Spring 3,110 3% 1,568 50%
 Wilder 2,368 2% 1,100 46%
 Newport 1,790 2%  597 33%
 Highland Heights 1,647 2% 766 46%
 Southgate 930 1% 533 57%
 Dayton 822 1% 316 38%
 Silver Grove 756 1% 360 48%
 Bellevue 584 1% 210 36%
 Melbourne 537 1% 322 60%
 Mentor 454 0.5%  173  38%
 California 154 0.2% 72 47%
 Crestview 101 0.1% 68 68%
 Woodlawn 370.04%  18 47%
 TOTALS 96,295  54,665 57%

Kenton County

 Kenton County Acres of Land % of County Canopy Acres Canopy %
 Unincorporated Areas 54,457 53% 28,191 52%
 Independence 11,315 11% 4,689 41%
 Covington 8,410 8% 4,161 49%
 Erlanger 5,320 5% 2,437 46%
 Taylor Mill 3,904 4% 2,383 61%
 Ryland Heights 3,363 3% 2,428 72%
 Edgewood 2,731 3% 1,430 52%
 Villa Hills 2,307 2% 1,169 51%
 Fort Wright 2,190 2% 1,058 48%
 Fort Mitchell 1,986 2% 1,018 51%
 Elsmere 1,675 2% 696 42%
 Crestview Hills 1,218 1% 437 36%
 Crescent Springs 964 1% 445 46%
 Ludlow 586 1% 202 34%
 Lakeside Park 499 0.5% 218 44%
 Park Hills 495 0.5% 247 50%
 Fairview 467 0.5% 358 77%
 Bromley 249 0.2% 124 52%
 Kenton Vale 35 0.03% 23 67%
 TOTALS 102,163  51,715 51%

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