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Cub Scouts Plant Trees In Montgomery County

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After searching for the perfect location, a group of Cub Scouts, along with the environmental group Conservation Montgomery, spent Saturday morning planting trees in the Montgomery Hills section of Silver Spring.

A lab at the University of Vermont identified Montgomery Hills as having the lowest tree canopy of any urban area in the county, at 8 percent. The school's Tree Canopy Assessment Tool analyzes land cover throughout the country, and this is the first time it's being used in Montgomery County.

According to the system, after Montgomery Hills, the central business districts of Silver Spring and Bethesda have the lowest amount of tree cover in the county.

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West Point Students' Plan To Counter ISIS Online Strategy

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