At 38% of the land area, Cuyahoga County’s overall tree canopy is a lower percentage than other available counties. In addition, a majority of the County’s residents live in communities with substantially less tree canopy. The City of Cleveland, at 19% tree canopy, is comparable to New York and Philadelphia.
By aggressively replanting in its existing potential planting areas, Cuyahoga County can meet or surpass many of those areas.
Tree Canopy metrics for selected counties and cities