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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May 5, 2021 @ 7pm
Public meeting #1 – Open House/Kickoff
Community Survey #1 Completed
Late June 2021
Community Survey #2 Completed
August 5th – 12 to 1pm
Virtual Meet & Greet
September – November 2021
October 16-17, 2021
UFMP Draft & Public Comment Period
Working Group Session at the Recreation Commission Meeting on February 15, 2023
Recreation Commission Meeting on March 1, 2023
City Council Considers Adopting the UFMP
External stakeholders to be identified during the project.
Community Groups to be identified during the project.