Below is the work plan for fiscal year 2004
During fiscal year 2004 tree
maintenance in the City of
Director of Urban Forestry and the City’s Urban Tree Commission began
re-drafting the City’s “Tree Manual”.
The document has not been updated since it was first written in
1995. The Manual is the guiding document
for the management of the City’s trees.
The new manual will take a more comprehensive look at how all aspects of
the urban forest interact. Once complete
(mid 2005) the manual will be used in all aspects of managing the trees of
For fiscal year 2005 the tree maintenance operations will continue in a similar fashion. For FY05 the tree maintenance budget will not increase, however prices for work will. It is anticipated that there will be approximately 350 tree removals 400 trees spot pruned with no trees preservation pruned from the operating budget. See attached maintenance activity schedule.
Planed for the FY05 is the development of a Tree Management Information System. This system will allow the City to better respond to requests. Most importantly it will provide the tree manager with the necessary data to make timely decisions and justify budgetary needs.
Additional funds will be spent on preservation pruning and tree planting during FY2005. These funds are made available from the City’s Tree Preservation Ordinance. Money received from developers who choose not to replant the required number if caliper inches will be used in the areas closest to the development. It is anticipated that over 2000 trees will be pruned using these funds and that over 150 trees will be planted.