Saturday, February 19, 2011

City to address tree codes at Tuesday forum - Gresham, OR

News briefs for Feb. 19, 2011

Gresham is hosting a community forum to get input on drafting an Urban Forestry Management Plan from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the Oregon Trail conference room at City Hall, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway.

The forum will focus on discussions about existing tree regulations, code compliance issues and how they should be addressed in the Urban Forestry Management Plan. The plan will evaluate urban forestry issues and develop a comprehensive, sustainable and integrated approach to tree management on public and private property.

Feedback will help city officials understand what issues property owners experience with the current tree code and what steps should be taken to address tree code complaints.

The forestry plan also will include an assessment of urban tree canopy size, location, diversity and number of trees, and will identify outreach strategies to protection and expand the city’s urban forest.

For more information, contact Tina Osterink, natural resources associate planner, at 503-618-2392 or

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