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A Strategic Plan for Fremont's Urban Forest

ONE CANOPY

BENEFITING ALL RESIDENTS & FUTURE GENERATIONS

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The City of Fremont, planning consultants, and community members are developing an Urban Forest Management Plan to create a shared vision and road map for Fremont’s trees that enhances the quality of life in the City.

The urban forest is comprised of all the trees, shrubs, and other vegetation within parks, along streets, in private yards, on empty lots and in urban natural areas. The quality, health, and connectivity of this urban ecosystem is a major contributor to the quality of life for residents of Fremont. Caring for Fremont’s urban forest is an important part of growing a sustainable, healthy, and vibrant city.

Your participation is crucial to the success of this project.

Urban Forest Management Plan

An Urban Forest Management Plan is a roadmap that creates a shared vision for the future of Fremont’s tree canopy. The first step to guide the roadmap was completed with the inventory of all the trees in the streets and parks and a Citywide assessment of tree canopy cover. The collected data will provide information to build a 40-year horizon plan that guides the City to proactively and effectively manage the urban forest, and provide for maximum, long-term benefits to the community. 

Tree Inventory Assessment

The tree inventory was conducted in 2020 by Certified Arborists accredited by the International Society of Arboriculture to gather vital information pertaining to the extent, characteristics, structure, condition, and maintenance needs of public trees. The data includes 77,387 trees and 23,781 planting sites that were inventoried. This information was analyzed in Microsoft Excel and Fremont’s own TreePlotter software application to determine the characteristics and trends of the City’s urban forest to inform maintenance, planting, management, and the Urban Forest Management Plan.

Urban Tree canopy Assessment

Across the City, trees along streets, in parks, yards, and natural areas constitute a valuable urban and community forest. This resource is a critical element of the region’s green infrastructure, contributing to environmental quality, public health, water supply, local economies and aesthetics. The primary goal of this assessment was to provide a baseline and benchmark of the City’s tree canopy and interpret the results across a range of geographic boundaries.

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Project TIMELINE

May 5, 2021 @ 7pm

Public meeting #1 – Open House/Kickoff

May/June 2021

Community Survey #1 Completed

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Late June 2021

Community Survey #2 Completed

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August 5th – 12 to 1pm

Virtual Meet & Greet

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September – November 2021

Late November 2021

UFMP Draft & Public Comment Period

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PARTNERS

EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS

EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS

External stakeholders to be identified during the project.

COMMUNITY GROUPS

COMMUNITY GROUPS

Community Groups to be identified during the project.