At the inaugural District of Columbia Tree Summit in December 2015, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a short-term public–private partnership that will bolster efforts to increase the tree canopy in the nation’s capital. Canopy 3,000 consists of 11 members from DC government, non-profit, landscape architecture, and faith-based organizations. To date these and other key players have been instrumental in helping the city surpass annual tree planting targets. Canopy 3000 will further such efforts by bringing together the key players who will work collaboratively to plant an additional 3,000 trees in 2016.
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