Urban Forest Management Plan

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Project Purpose

Urban trees and forests are considered integral to the sustainability of cities as a whole.
Yet, sustainable urban forests are not born, they are made.
They do not arise at random, but result from a community-wide commitment to their creation and management.

~Clark et al.: Urban Forest Sustainability, Journal of Arboriculture, 1997


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Wilsonville cares about its trees. The City has been designated a “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation every year since 1997.

Caring for the urban forest is an important part of growing a sustainable, healthy and vibrant city. Wilsonville’s urban forest is comprised of all trees, both native and planted, that contribute to the seasonal beauty and livability of our community. Whether it is a majestic 200-year old Oregon white oak or a young flowering cherry, trees greatly contribute to our sense of place and quality of life; they clean the air, conserve the soil and water, reduce heating and cooling costs and bring nature close to home.

Based on a 2018 inventory, the City has more than 24,000 street trees. If properly maintained, this urban forest is an asset that will continue to add to the health of our community for generations to come. To create the future vision for Wilsonville’s urban forest, the City has begun the process of developing the Urban Forest Management Plan (“Plan” or “UFMP”) with PlanIT Geo’s urban forestry consultants.

The City’s Plan establishes a road map to support the long-term health of the urban forest, providing an integrated approach to preserving, sustaining, diversifying, and regenerating Wilsonville’s trees. Goals, objectives, strategies, actions, and monitoring techniques will be developed for effective urban forest management. While the Plan covers the entire City, it is being designed to address unique challenges and provide specific guidance within two focus areas: Charbonneau and Town Center.

Effective urban forest management cannot be achieved without partnership and shared commitment from Wilsonville residents, businesses and other stakeholders. Together, we look forward to developing a Plan to grow and maintain a sustainable and resilient urban forest for the benefit of all who live, work and play in Wilsonville.

For more information, visit the following pages on the City's website:

Look for a new survey to be posted on Nov. 16 and two community meetings on Nov. 17 (noon, 6:30 pm).

Project Purpose

Urban trees and forests are considered integral to the sustainability of cities as a whole.
Yet, sustainable urban forests are not born, they are made.
They do not arise at random, but result from a community-wide commitment to their creation and management.

~Clark et al.: Urban Forest Sustainability, Journal of Arboriculture, 1997


About

Wilsonville cares about its trees. The City has been designated a “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation every year since 1997.

Caring for the urban forest is an important part of growing a sustainable, healthy and vibrant city. Wilsonville’s urban forest is comprised of all trees, both native and planted, that contribute to the seasonal beauty and livability of our community. Whether it is a majestic 200-year old Oregon white oak or a young flowering cherry, trees greatly contribute to our sense of place and quality of life; they clean the air, conserve the soil and water, reduce heating and cooling costs and bring nature close to home.

Based on a 2018 inventory, the City has more than 24,000 street trees. If properly maintained, this urban forest is an asset that will continue to add to the health of our community for generations to come. To create the future vision for Wilsonville’s urban forest, the City has begun the process of developing the Urban Forest Management Plan (“Plan” or “UFMP”) with PlanIT Geo’s urban forestry consultants.

The City’s Plan establishes a road map to support the long-term health of the urban forest, providing an integrated approach to preserving, sustaining, diversifying, and regenerating Wilsonville’s trees. Goals, objectives, strategies, actions, and monitoring techniques will be developed for effective urban forest management. While the Plan covers the entire City, it is being designed to address unique challenges and provide specific guidance within two focus areas: Charbonneau and Town Center.

Effective urban forest management cannot be achieved without partnership and shared commitment from Wilsonville residents, businesses and other stakeholders. Together, we look forward to developing a Plan to grow and maintain a sustainable and resilient urban forest for the benefit of all who live, work and play in Wilsonville.

For more information, visit the following pages on the City's website:

Look for a new survey to be posted on Nov. 16 and two community meetings on Nov. 17 (noon, 6:30 pm).

  • Nov. 17 Meeting

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    Trees do more than provide natural beauty. Our urban forest provides economic, social, health, and environmental benefits. The City’s Urban Forest Management Plan develops a long-term strategy to grow and protect our forest assets. We seek to maximize the impact of our trees, while simultaneously reducing any tree risk or hazards.

    In September, PlanIt Geo and Wilsonville’s Natural Resources Program hosted a community meeting (YouTube) to gain valuable insight from Wilsonville residents about the city’s urban forest. Participants learned about the planning process and provided input on what a successful, sustainable urban forest would look like.

    Our second community meeting (YouTube) specifically addressed two urban forest focus areas: Town Center and Charbonneau.

    Thanks for your vital participation in these meetings.



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