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City of Tallahassee holds Canopy Road management meeting

City of Tallahassee holds Canopy Road management meeting
City of Tallahassee holds Canopy Road management meeting
Posted at 4:30 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 12:55:28-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The community was invited to come out to hear the latest on the Canopy Roads Management Plan on Wednesday.

The plan is citizen written under the direction of city and county commissions.

It addresses the issues surrounding Canopy Roads and desires to make improvements.

With many still feeling the effects of Hurricane Michael, some property owners are raising their concerns about tree cover in the area and the safety issues.

One big issue the advisory committee wants to tackle is how to come together with property owners.

Much of the canopy protection zone is on private property and Wednesday's meeting addressed how the group plans to work alongside those property owners.

"We want to help property owners if they want to make enhancements. We want to help people plant trees, and help people manage that property so that it improves over time, rather than just kind of sits there and degrades," said Mindy Mohrman with the City of Tallahassee Urban Forester."So that's really what we addressed with this plan, was more assistance for property owners, and more education for property owners."

The Canopy Road system includes 78 miles of road, 20 miles in the city and 58 miles in the county.

Each road has a tree protection plan that extends 100 feet within the center line of the road.