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Revision of the Forest Board Ordinance (with the Standards Manual)

The Forest Board Ordinances haven't been revised since the initial adopiton, and are being updated as part of the overall process that the City started last year.

The new Forest Board Ordinance has two components:  the enabling "Legislative" part, and the "Implementation" part, put into a document of Standards for Planting and Managing trees. 

The new Forest Board Ordinance reflects over a year of work.  The initial drafting group started from scratch and reviewed organizational recommendations about Tree Ordinances (US Forest Service, Arbor Day Foundation) and various sample ordinances.  The draft was carried to completion by Jennifer Jones, and adopted/recommended by the Forest Board in the January 2016 meeting.  We thank Jennifer for her persistence, for listening and revising, and for completing this before leaving for her new home in Colorado.  She will be missed.

The Tree Planting and Maintenance Standards Manual reflects the current science of Urban Forestry and best practices that the Forest Board has implemented in its work over the past 10 years.  It can be modified to incorporate new information and approaches to create a healthy thriving tree canopy in Audubon Park.

The Board will be reviewing the Forest Board Ordinance for final adoption.  Please feel free to participate in this process and to bring questions and suggestions to Forest Board Members.

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Anne Bobigian,
Feb 17, 2016, 7:57 AM
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Anne Bobigian,
Feb 17, 2016, 7:58 AM
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