Citizens are invited to attend the Thursday, April 5 meeting of the Edmonds Citizens’ Tree Board to learn more about the city’s draft urban forest management plan.
The draft plan for managing Edmonds’ trees is posted online here. It calls for more activities to maintain the tree canopy in Edmonds and to proactively manage trees in public places. Suggestions include planting more trees, establishing a tree bank, inventorying public trees, updating city regulations, and launching a heritage tree program. Some activities would need more city resources; others might fit within existing programs.
The Tree Board meeting begins at 6 p.m. April 5 in the City Council Chambers at 250 5th Ave. N., Edmonds. An open house and other public meetings are being planned for April and May.
After a public input period and consideration by the city’s tree board and Edmonds Planning Board, the draft urban forest management plan will be discussed by the Edmonds City Council, probably starting in June. The city council would decide whether to approve the plan with any changes.