Trees and forest have been and continue to be an important part of the Asheville landscape and culture. The City of Asheville recognizes and respects that this is what makes Asheville a special place for people to live and visit. The Beaucatcher Greenway project has from the beginning been focused being a trail that complements the forest and allows residents and visitors of all ability to enjoy the mountain. The trail alignment is largely within and existing, cleared roadbed and uses retaining walls to further reduce the amount of clearing and grading needed.
The exhibits below show each of the 408 trees identified along the corridor and whether the tree will be maintained or cut. Trees are being removed for two reasons, 1) to clear area for construction or 2) due to death or disease. The current alignment would require the removal of 135 trees with an average diameter of 13 inches.