Mayor launches program to oversee Nashville's trees, green space - WSMV News 4

Mayor launches program to oversee Nashville's trees, green spaces

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Nashville Mayor Karl Dean signed an executive order Monday to establish a new program to oversee the city's trees, green spaces and landscapes.

According to the mayor's office, the Metropolitan Landscape Coordination Program grew out of recommendations made by Dean's Green Ribbon Committee.

The committee's report found many benefits from maintaining trees and planting more of them, including increased property values and energy savings, as well as better air and water quality and wildlife diversity.

The order called for the creation of a horticulturalist position in Metro Public Works, to coordinate the work of other Metro departments that currently handle landscaping.

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