The City of Philadelphia is launching its first-ever urban forest strategic planning process. In support of citywide equity and sustainability goals, the plan will set out a 10-year strategy to grow, protect, and care for Philadelphia’s tree canopy, and set forth new ways of working with residents to combat climate change.
The plan will provide recommendations to the City and its partners on how to best coordinate and strengthen their work on tree planting and maintenance, and what role policy can play to support a more tree-friendly culture across the city.
The final plan will be guided by our vision, mission, and goals.
Consultants began work in October 2020, and the planning process is estimated to take 12 months. Check back on this site for updated information. A comprehensive public engagement effort will accompany the plan to gather input from stakeholders, community groups, and residents.