District adopts urban forest plan | Local News | Coast Reporter, Sunshine Coast, BC
The District of Sechelt has recently adopted an urban forest plan to guide forest policy and planning in Sechelt for the next 50 to 100 years.
The plan makes recommendations around managing invasive species in the urban forest, dealing with diseased trees and maintaining a healthy forest bio-diversity. There are also parts of the plan that make recommendations to address threats to the community infrastructure from forest fires to tree-related hazards.
According to the executive summary of the plan, Sechelt’s urban forest is defined as the total collection of trees, soils and associated plants growing within district municipal boundaries, in parks and yards, along roadways and paths, including both public and private lands.