What is this "Urban Forest" ?
The project will have four zones of very dense planting of gradually increasing height. The 30' easement between freeway and property will contain evergreen shrubs. The 70' between shrubs and satellite parking lot will have massed plantings of dense evergreens with some accent plants. The tallest trees, a mix of evergreen and shade trees, will line the edge of the parking area.
The goal is to create a semi-permeable canopy to provide maximum air filtration. (Estimated 85% Canopy in 5-7 years)
Studies have shown even "moderately continuous tree canopies" can cut pollutant impacts in half.