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Oakland trees in the news: our grant-related tree planting at De Fremery Park in West Oakland was featured in NBC Bay Area news piece on urban heat island effect.

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Check out the documents section for reports and other information associated with the project. 

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Summer 2020

Tree Canopy and Land Cover Assessment: Davey Resource Group used aerial imagery of the entire urban forest to evaluate tree canopy and its relationship with other primary land cover in Oakland. 

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complete
Spring 2021

Community Tree Inventory: An inventory of all public trees along streets, in parks, and at city facilities was completed by certified arborists in April 2021.

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planned
Spring 2021

Community Tree Resource Analysis: Davey Resource Group will provide a summary report highlighting the structure, composition, and benefits provided by the community tree resource.

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planned
Summer 2021

Community Engagement: Oakland's community members, community groups, and urban forest stakeholders will have opportunities to participate in the planning process. The engagement plan is focused on environmental justice and equity. More information will follow on these upcoming events: 

  • Public meetings
  • Community workshops 
  • Online survey 

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planned
Fall 2021

Socioeconomic and Public Health Analysis: Davey Resource Group and Fair Forests Consulting, LLC will analyze tree canopy cover and the benefits of the community forest in conjunction with socioeconomic and public health variables by Council District. 

Priority Planting Analysis: Davey Resource Group will perform an analysis that helps identify and prioritize locations that would result in greater environmental and social benefits from the addition of a tree. 

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Winter/Spring 2022

Urban Forest Master Plan DRAFT - review period

Street Trees and Shrubs Ordinance (revised) DRAFT - review period

The project completion date is Spring 2022. Deliverables include: 

  • Tree Canopy and Land Cover Assessment
  • Community tree inventory and Resource Analysis
  • Interactive web-based tools to explore the community tree resource
    • Canopy Keeper 
    • Storymap
  • Updated Ordinance language for Chapter 12.32 - Street Trees and Shrubs
  • Socioeconomic and Public Health Analysis
  • Urban Forest Master Plan

Funding for this project was provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program.