CATS in C-Ville’s Tree Issue

The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards urge you to check out C-Ville’s “The Tree Issue,” a look at the making of Charlottesville’s urban forest. Leading off with a shout-out to our Notable Trees Project, the issue is beautifully illustrated with John Robinson’s photos of Landmark Trees we have helped the community recognize over the years. In addition, the feature package looks back at the forces that have shaped our urban landscapes over time, including the racist redlining that has deprived some neighborhoods of tree cover and the cooling benefits it provides. Also highlighted is the threat of the emerald ash borer, which imperils some of Charlottesville’s most venerable trees. Editor Ben Hitchcock and the C-Ville team hope you will “take this paper, sit under a tree, and leaf through the pages.” We hope you will, too.