UCW is heading the Urban Forestry Master Plan for the city of Columbus. This is a strategic and long-term investment in Columbus’ tree canopy.
The Columbus Urban Forestry Master Plan is a strategic and long-term investment in Columbus' tree canopy. Our tree canopy is vulnerable to threats from disease, pests, the changing climate and increased development. Columbus is expecting 1 million more residents by 2050. Efforts like the Urban Forestry Master Plan need to happen now to ensure residents' quality of life in the coming decades. This plan will engage stakeholders (both internal and external to city departments), review current operations and policies impacting trees, and recommend strategies for improvements.
The City of Columbus has been researching solutions to lead in the care of the community's tree canopy. The Urban Forestry Master Plan will serve to examine this by looking at our current canopy, operations, sources of gains and losses in canopy and the role of all types of entities within the city to help make our community healthy, vibrant and resilient to our growing urban challenges.