Diversify city__8217_s trees_ panel urges The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind.:
Mayor Tom Henry wants the city to take steps to protect its large tree canopy, but protecting thousands of trees will not be cheap.
The mayor’s tree commission, established on Arbor Day in April, released recommendations last week for improving the city’s forestry program.
The recommendations include conducting a study to collect an inventory on all the trees in the city, increase the diversity of trees and establish an ongoing tree advisory board.
Al Moll, city director of parks, served on the committee and plans to present the recommendations to the parks board next week. He said the next step will be critical: devising a plan to implement the recommendations and determine the costs.