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Green Macomb
Planning and Economic Development

Urban Forest Targeted Area


The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) has identified Macomb County, particularly along and below the Clinton River, as a major target for urban tree canopy increases. This area  has the lowest tree canopy, highest population density, oldest infrastructure, and most highly impacted subwatersheds in Macomb County, with tree loss intensified by decades of Dutch elm disease, the devastation created by the emerald ash borer, and efforts to improve in-ground infrastructure and roadways.