The New Urban Forest in San Diego: Canopy, Climate Action Plan (CAP) and Gettin’ Shady

APA California Chapter, San Diego Section


Friday, December 2, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1 a.m. CST

San Diego, CA, United States

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Trees provide a myriad of benefits in an urban environment:  shade, energy savings, improved air quality, reduced storm water runoff, increased property values, creation of wildlife habitat, and carbon sequestration.

This presentation will provide an overview of the City of San Diego’s vision to grow a resilient world-class urban forest for all San Diegans, and its mission to increase the urban tree canopy cover and enhance the urban environment through sound holistic urban forest management. It will also give an in-depth review of the City’s recent urban canopy assessment – percent cover, growth, health -- which was produced in part through a partnership with an east coast university (urban tree canopy is the collection of tree cover throughout the City of San Diego that essentially comprises our urban forest).

There are also broader implications for the program and presentation. The City’s Climate Action Plan sets forth common-sense strategies to achieve attainable greenhouse gas reductions which include the resiliency strategy to increase urban tree canopy coverage. Thus, the Urban Forestry Program and the urban tree canopy are part of the City’s larger long-term commitment to Climate Action.

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Jeremy Barrick

Jeremy Barrick, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist MN-4059, City of San Diego. Jeremy is the Urban Forestry Program Manager for the City of San Diego Planning Department and current President of the Society of Municipal Arborists. He began his career working for several rural and suburban municipalities in Minnesota, before ... Read More

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