Trees Win At San Diego City Council

January 24, 2017 – Breaking News: Big win for urban trees when San Diego City Council unanimously passed the 5 year Urban Forestry Plan. This plan is a huge step in the right direction because it actually implements the goal in the Climate Action Plan to achieve 15% urban tree canopy cover by 2020 and 35% by 2035. We are currently only at 13% urban tree cover according to 2015 estimates, so it is crucial that we have a solid plan that delineates exactly how to move forward.

We’re super excited for the cooling effect, lowered energy costs, cleaner air and safer, more beautiful neighborhoods just to name a few of the benefits. Underserved communities will be the first to benefit from the direct and positive impacts of a dense urban tree canopy. CAC will continue to watchdog this and other CAP implementation measures as we go big or go home in 2017.

Read the full Urban Forestry Plan here.