Why use this Metric?
To assess and monitor the total number of trees planted per year on either city-owned lands or city-wide.
Trees provide many environmental and public health benefits including biodiversity and habitat, climate change mitigation ,improved local air quality, reduced urban heat island effects and provide for stormwater management and erosion protection of our lakes and streams.
Trees also increase property values and reduce noise impacts, home energy costs. From street trees to trees in backyards and parks, forests and valleys, trees contribute to safe, walkable and beautiful communities that create stronger community connections between people and the natural environment. The City will strive to plant more trees annually than which are lost due to death, injury, invasive species or development.
Corporate Tree Planting
Community Tree Plantings