Posted: August 10, 2021

In this WSMV TV interview, Scott Johnson from Davey's Nashville office talks about how trees can help with urban heat islands. 

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - With all this talk about extreme heat, you may notice it typically always feels a little hotter within the city versus our more rural areas around the Midstate. Well, that's because Nashville is considered an "Urban Heat Island."

An Urban Heat Island is a metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas. That's due to more people, cars, and buildings.

Nashville has more buildings and developments that use materials like concrete or asphalt that absorb more heat. Not to mention our cars put off a lot of heat.

One way to help cool down a heat island is to add trees and vegetation, which we don't see a lot of within the heart of downtown.

To read what Scott has to say about how trees help, click here

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