The City of Oakland is inventorying all trees growing on our sidewalks, medians, and landscaped parks. This is a common practice in many cities across the world, as it provides data on how to best manage a city's trees.
Data collected includes size, species, and location of each tree. The results will inform the project's equitable community outreach campaign.
Using this data and community feedback, Oakland will develop its first ever 50 Year Urban Forest Master Plan. This Plan will provide a long-term vision for the management and growth of the city's urban forest. Estimated date of completion is March 2022.
This project is funded by a grant from California Climate Investments via the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), and approved by City Council Resolution 87388.
Oakland trees in the news: our grant-related tree planting at De Fremery Park in West Oakland was featured in an NBC Bay Area news piece on urban heat island effect.