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Urban Forestry Master Plan – public comment

March 31

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One event on March 10, 2021 12:00 am at 8:30 am

One event on March 24, 2021 12:00 am at 4:00 pm

Urban Forestry Master Plan is Now Available for Public Comment
Deadline for public comment is Wednesday, March 31

We are excited to share that the Urban Forestry Master Plan draft is now available for your review! Columbus Recreation and Parks Department’s new Urban Forestry Master Plan is the first citywide, strategic plan to invest long-term in Columbus’ trees. Over the next decades, the Urban Forestry Master Plan will serve as a blueprint for revitalizing our urban forest and strategically investing in neighborhoods where trees will do the most good.

Thank you to everyone who shared feedback through our open house and online survey last spring. We used your input to envision the future of trees in Columbus and developed 15 actions to get us there.

Through the input of residents, industry experts and urban forestry stakeholders, Columbus has a path forward. The Urban Forestry Master Plan has three goals. One is long-term, and the other two are short-term. All are critical to achieving our vision for Columbus’ urban forest:

Goal 1: Reach Citywide Tree Canopy Cover of 40 percent.
Goal 2: Stop the Net Canopy Losses by 2030.
Goal 3: Invest in Equitable Canopy Across All Neighborhoods by 2030.
Let us know what you think! Read the draft plan and share your comments online. The deadline to share your comments is Wednesday, March 31.

Interested in learning more?

Recreation and Parks Commission on Wednesday, March 10, 8:30-10 a.m.
Join the Commission meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84353272387
Columbus City Council Hearing on Wednesday, March 24, 4 p.m.

Watch live (or recorded afterward) on the City of Columbus YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofcolumbus or the City Council Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ColsCouncil.

Anyone interested in speaking at the meeting (all comments will be limited to three minutes of remarks per person) should email James Carmean at [email protected] by Wednesday, March 17.

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