City seeks feedback on new 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.

The City's Urban Forest Management Survey is open now through the City's engagement platform, Talk White Rock, and closes on 17 June. Remember to register to the new platform to gain access to the survey. If you have already registered to this platform, just sign in!

Please note that registration information is not linked to any feedback. All answers are anonymous.

  • The City will also host a Urban Forest Management Plan Forum on Wednesday 24 June from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the White Rock Community Centre. 
  • The Urban Forest Management Plan booth will also be the White Rock Vision Fair on Sunday 24 May from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. as they start this conversation. 

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).