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Durham tree canopy at ‘critical juncture’

About 40 percent of the city’s 108 square miles is covered by trees, providing residents with shade, healthier air and beauty. To keep that arboreal canopy intact, Durham needs to plant an estimated 1,680 new trees every year for the next 20 years.

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Is Durham’s homeless count missing progress?

January’s “Point-in-Time count” of Durham’s homeless found the total number was up from the 2014 count: from 758 to 813. According to some people close to the city’s homeless situation, though, those figures don’t tell the whole story.


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