Urban Forestry Management Plan
City Council Adoption
The Urban Forestry Management Plan (5 MB) is now available. The City Council adopted the Plan on July 19, 2011.
Benefits of Trees
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This Council Work Plan project evaluated urban forestry issues and then developed a comprehensive, sustainable and integrated approach to tree management on both public and private property. This included:
- Identifying urban forestry issues
- Proposing alternative solutions to those concerns
- Developing best management practices
The Forestry Plan highlighted how trees are an important natural resource, vital to livability and a strategic public investment. This included an assessment of urban tree canopy size, location, diversity and number of trees. The project also identified outreach strategies that promote the protection and expansion of the city’s urban forest.
The Urban Forestry Subcommittee is the advising subcommittee to the Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee and staff on urban forestry issues and activities related to the Urban Forestry Management Plan, such as maintaining Tree City USA status.
Learn more about the Plan by reading the project documents.
Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner