Columbus plans to plant hundreds of thousands of trees across city.
Columbus’ tree canopy covers only 22 percent of the city, less than similar cities. Columbus “looks like a gray blotch on the satellite image,” said Alex Silbajoris of the Friends of the Scioto River.
The city is launching its “Branch Out Columbus” campaign, working with 20 nonprofit groups to plant 300,000 medium-sized trees by the year 2020 and boost the tree cover to 27 percent. (2015) by Mark Ferenchik in the Columbus Dispatch.