Watsonville's tree survey is now open and we want to hear from you! Click here to take the survey! Haz click aquí para realizar la encuesta!

Funding for this project was provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The project completion date is Fall 2023. Explore the timeline below to read about the different project components and their anticipated completion date.

complete
complete
Winter 2022

Community tree inventory and Resource Analysis: An update to the inventory of all public trees along streets, in parks, and at city facilities was collected by certified arborists. The data is in the review stage and will be used to create a Resource Analysis. A Resource Analysis is a summary report that highlights the structure, composition, and benefits provided by the community tree resource.

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

complete
complete
Spring 2022

Interactive web-based tools to explore the community tree resource: Davey Resource Group will use the information gathered on community trees and the greater urban forest to create interactive web-based platforms for the community to explore. TreeKeeper Canopy allows users to explore tree canopy information in conjunction with socioeconomic and public health variables. The Storymap allows users to explore the land cover classifications and tree inventory.

live
live
Summer 2022

Community Engagement:

In partnership with Watsonville Wetlands Watch, Watsonville’s community members, community groups, and urban forest stakeholders will have opportunities to participate in the planning process. Engagement will include a survey, community meetings, pop up events, and tree planting events. More information will follow on community engagement events!

planned
planned
Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Tree Policy Documents (Tree Preservation Ordinance and Tree Species List) - review period

Urban Forest Management Plan - review period