Trees are a natural way to help fight against the heat dome surrounding the city. The more trees planted in and around Knoxville, the less hot it will feel in the city.

“Having some shade and strategically placed well-maintained trees can help alleviate some of the temperature issues that we see during the summer in the south,” Dr. Hunter Hammock with the University of Tennessee’s Department of Plant Sciences said.

City of Knoxville Urban Forestry Division plans to use trees to combat summer heat

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They need to require more

They need to require more trees in parking lots and near sidewalks.

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