By Andrew Alter, Communications Associate
Trees keep our air clean and our communities healthy. They protect our city from extreme weather, and can improve our quality of life.
The Philly Tree Plan will identify new ways to grow and protect our tree canopy in the neighborhoods that need it most. This spring, over 8,000 residents shared the joys and challenges that trees bring to their lives. Resident input is once again needed to make sure the final Philly Tree Plan delivers for residents.
The Philly Tree Plan is a 10-year plan with big goals. Among them:
- Reduce the burden of trees on residents.
- Protect the existing and future urban forest.
- Grow the urban forest equitably across the city.
- Invest in people and communities.
- Restore health in communities and natural systems.
- Improve communication and coordination.
- Advocate for communities to benefit from trees and urban forestry.
- Celebrate and support the ways communities are engaging with trees.
We need your help!
A draft of the Philly Tree Plan is now available for public comment. The comment period begins Monday, November 8, and ends Wednesday, December 1, 2021. The final plan will be shared with the public in early 2022.