Urban Forest Strategic Plan

This page contains resources related to Philadelphia’s Urban Forest Strategic Plan. This is the first-ever plan of its kind for the city. Its creation is being led by Parks & Recreation. The result will guide the planting and care of the city’s urban forest for the next 10 years. The values of environmental justice, community engagement, and sustainability will shape the plan. Sign up to receive information about the urban forest strategic plan.

Name Description Released Format
Tree Summit Report PDF Report on the December 5, 2019 Tree Summit. This event brought together 100 people from 50 different organizations. They identified key challenges facing Philadelphia's urban forest. They also identified ways to focus on equity in the planning process and in the final plan. December 05, 2019
2019 Philadelphia Tree Canopy Assessment PDF An updated comprehensive report on tree canopy cover for Philadelphia. Shows the extent of existing tree canopy, and where canopy has been gained and lost in the past decade. December 03, 2019
2011 Philadelphia Tree Canopy Assessment PDF The first comprehensive tree canopy report for Philadelphia. Includes the geographic distribution of tree canopy, and an analysis of where there is the potential for more tree canopy. March 18, 2011

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