What do you think of our draft Sustainable Urban Forest Strategy?
It's a Tree's Life:
Kitchener's Sustainable Urban Forest Strategy 2019 - 2039
It’s hard to imagine a vibrant, caring and innovative city without picturing trees. Trees are a key element of a living city, whether they play a role in filtering the air, enhancing public spaces, providing shade on a sunny day, or creating habitat for birds and other creatures.
Staff have prepared Kitchener’s first urban forest strategy using the principles of a sustainable urban forest program and the results of the 2017 community engagement process. This is a 20-year plan that is intended to be implemented from 2019 to 2039.
This strategy presents:
- our vision for a sustainable urban forest,
- our goal,
- the five branches of a sustainable urban forest, and
- fifteen actions that the city and community can work collaboratively on to move towards a sustainable urban forest.
From May 7th to June 29th staff are seeking public comment on the draft strategy and the fifteen actions identified. You can read the draft strategy in full by going to www.kitchener.ca/trees and you can provide feedback through our survey below.