Jane Hanlon August 8, 2007

I've lost the stats and don't remember my source. I need info regarding the percentage of carbon uptake for natural areas of mature trees, succession trees, understory trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers vs. what they call a park-like setting of mature trees and manicured grass. Yet another buffer zone is being destroyed for storm drains in an area that it needn't happen. Where do I find as well, the controversy over using additional and larger sewers and storm drains in a flood plain area vs. wide planted swales? What are other cities to prepare for intense storms? Are we not going to need that water above ground to sustain urban canopy that is stressed already from heat and drought?

Jane Hanlon,
Chair St. Catharines
CLIMATE ACTION NOW
janehanlon@cogeco.ca