Help guide our efforts to develop an Urban Forest Climate Resiliency Master Plan!
The Town of Brookline is developing an Urban Forest Climate Resiliency Master Plan and would sincerely appreciate your input. This Master Plan is intended to position the Town to proactively and equitably prepare for and protect against the impacts of climate change on the urban forest, and in turn prepare for and mitigate impacts to the community and environment overall. An “Urban Forest” consists of all the trees that populate a town or city - including park trees, street trees, even the trees in your front yard. In addition to enhancing community character, providing shade and improving property value, a municipality's public and private trees reduce flooding, energy consumption and air pollution; mitigate the urban heat island effect (the phenomenon of built areas absorbing and retaining heat); sequester carbon; reduce stormwater runoff and soil erosion; provide wildlife habitat; protect biodiversity; and improve water quality. As such, the urban forest is a considerable asset to the Town of Brookline in offsetting the impacts of climate change!
The intention of this survey is to allow the project team to hear directly from you, the residents of Brookline, and determine community priorities and goals regarding the urban forest. We hope that you are able to take 5 minutes to complete this 10-question survey and share your insights with us. At the end of the survey, there will be 5 optional demographic questions which we invite you to answer, if you are comfortable doing so.
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