Urban Forest Plan: Community Advisory Board (CAB) workshop #1
This is workshop one of three for the Community Advisory Board. The workshops will help complete the matrix below. The matrix is one part of how the project is evaluating the condition of Boston's urban forest and how well it's being sustainably managed. This workshop's theme was "the trees", where we discussed characteristics of Boston's urban forest. The next two workshops will be:
- The players: Who is involved with growing and sustaining the urban forest?
- The management: We're building upon the first two workshops. Given the characteristics of the urban forest and who is involved, how well is the urban forest being managed?
We will be posting summaries after the CAB workshops. To learn more about the Community Advisory Board or how to get involved with the Urban Forest Plan, visit the Urban Forest Plan website.
On July 19, 2021, the Urban Forest Plan Community Advisory Board (CAB) Group convened for its first workshop to discuss the known statistics and characteristics of Boston's urban forest. Sixty-six (66) people attended the workshop, held online via Zoom. A complete list of the CAB members is included on the project web page.
These workshops are designed as a forum for the community to collectively explore current conditions in Boston, and start to identify challenges and solutions to the most pressing issues. In other words, the workshops provide a method for the community at-large to self-evaluate the sustainability of Boston’s urban forest.
This first workshop focused on the data based on the trees themselves. A 15-minute presentation covered the UFP project as a whole: basis, process, timeline, and detailed information on the indicators of a sustainable urban forest based on available tree data.
The results showing the scores of each indicator are shown in the image in this section. The remaining 90 minutes were used for group discussions.