Community invited to provide input through September 30.
The City of Sacramento has launched an online survey for community members to share their thoughts and ideas about trees throughout the City including those in neighborhoods and in public areas. The information received will help shape the City’s Urban Forest Master Plan.
Residents will have the opportunity to provide feedback on trees in their neighborhood, trees throughout the City, the value of trees, how trees are currently being cared for, and opportunities to plant new trees. Community members can access the survey until Sunday, September 30.
“The City of Sacramento has a long‐standing reputation as the City of Trees,” said City Councilmember Jeff Harris.
“Our tree canopy is essential to our health and our economy. The Urban Forest Master Plan is an important step towards assuring our City’s trees are protected now and into the future.”
“This online questionnaire provides an opportunity for the Sacramento community to help inform a vision for the City’s future urban forest,” said City of Sacramento Project Manager Lucinda Willcox.
With a changing environment and new technological tools, it was determined that an updated Urban Forest Master Plan is needed to preserve the health and stewardship of Sacramento’s urban forest.
In August 2016, the City adopted comprehensive updates to the City Code to update and clarify its tree regulations. During the process of revising the City’s tree‐related ordinances, additional policy issues were raised regarding the City’s urban forest and its future. The City’s updated Urban Forest Master Plan will address the protection, maintenance, sustainability, and enhancement of Sacramento’s tree canopy.
Questions about the online community questionnaire and the project can be directed to Project Manager, Lucinda Willcox.