Urban Forest Plan: first street tree inventory completed!
Earlier this year, the City of Boston launched its first ever Urban Forest Plan. Our hope is that this Urban Forest Plan will help prioritize, preserve, and grow the tree canopy throughout Boston for decades to come.
The Boston Urban Forest Plan is a year-long effort made up of several phases. The first part of our work was the urban forest street tree inventory — an assessment of the existing conditions of the public street trees throughout Boston. The data collected during this tree inventory provides an important snapshot in time of the condition of Boston’s street trees. Now that the inventory is complete, we'll be diving into the data to see what it tells us about this piece of the urban forest.
Interested in becoming an arborist or learning more about tree care professions? This planning process will include community conversations around workforce development and how the Urban Forest Plan can support careers in tree care. Stay up-to-date on each phase of the Urban Forest Plan by signing up for our Healthy Places newsletter!