Urban Forest Task Force Gets Public Input on Tree Plan:
By Jonathan Friedman
May 6, 2010 -- Santa Monica’s Urban Forest Task Force last week held the first of three planned workshops to receive input from the public on what they would like with regards to trees in the city. The task force, along with City staff and landscape architect consultant Artecho, are tasked with coming up with a Long Range Urban Forest Master Plan that will eventually go before the City Council.
“The purpose of it (Urban Forest Master Plan) is to design the urban forest for the future,” said Walt Warriner, the City’s community forester. “We have an urban forest that is aging and we have to plan for sustaining our urban forest with the new, diverse canopy and palette of trees.”