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Community Forest Advisory Board

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Community Forest Initiative

The Community Forest Intiative was created in 2002 by the City's volunteer, appointed 14 member Community Forest Advisory Board. Conceived as a program rooted in multiple, integrated strategies, the Initiative's mission is to develop, nurture and protect a sustainable community forest in the City of San Diego. Goals adopted by the Advisory Board include planting 5,000 trees a year on public property for twenty years, public outreach and education concerning the health and community benefits from expanding the urban forest canopy.

Charitable Partnering Opportunities

Plant 20 trees on street parkways and in open space parks, provide watering and maintenance for the first 3 years:
$25,000

Translate urban forestry public education and outreach materials into non-English languages:
$75,000

Acquisition of core street tree resource management and planning technology - "STRATUM" - developed by the Center for Urban Forest Research at UC Davis, with funding from the USDA Forest Service. An advanced tool, STRATUM will enable the City to apply sophisticated strategies for developing policies, setting priorities and making decisions about its street tree resources:
$60,000