Urban Forest Management Plan
The City of White Rock is developing an Urban Forest Management Plan. An urban forest includes all of a community's trees, shrubs, herbaceous low-growing perennial vegetation and soil and is found on both public and private lands including parks and boulevards. The plan will provide direction for the future maintenance of the urban forest, including targets for canopy cover growth, locations and species for new tree planting, tree health and maintenance, tree protection, and budgeting.
A key aspect of the planning process is engaging with community members and stakeholders to understand the key issues that affect White Rock’s urban forest today. Feedback from the public will be used to help develop a vision and direction for future management of trees and natural areas within the City, to establish targets for future canopy cover, and to inform potential amendments to the City’s Tree Management Bylaw (No. 1831) and Policy (No. 611).
How to get involved!
In an attempt to gain valuable feedback from White Rock residents, an Urban Forest Management Forum was held on June 24, 2015 at the White Rock Community Centre. Please click here for more information and background materials from the forum.
A survey was also conducted to gain feedback from those who were not able to attend the Forum, and additional consultation will be scheduled upon the completion of a draft Urban Forest Management Plan and Tree Management Bylaw.
Would you like to know more or have further queries? Please contact:
Chris McBeath, Planner