Our community’s trees and the urban forest impact everyone who lives, visits, owns property and works in the greater Tulsa area. These trees provide multiple economic, environmental and social benefits for the community, thus, requiring our dedication and attention to their ongoing care and maintenance. In order to ensure that Tulsa continues to be a green and vibrant community, Up With Trees has worked with Davey Resource Group to develop a comprehensive Tulsa Urban Forest Master Plan that will be revealed to the public on December 1st. The development of the plan included a vision set by tree experts, city officials, invested stakeholders, public feedback, and various reports assessing the health and quantity of Tulsa’s trees.
Current projects that stem from the development of this Master Plan include developing a 5 year maintenance and planting plan for all Tulsa Public Schools, increasing planting efforts to assist Tulsa Community College campuses in becoming Tree Campus USA certified, collaborate with INCOG to incorporate the Master Plan into the PLANiTulsa Comprehensive Plan, a major beautification project along the corridor from Tulsa’s airport to Downtown Tulsa, and with the identification of the pest Emerald Ash Borer being present in Oklahoma, working with a taskforce including City Councilors Phil Lakin and Anna America and Mayor elect GT Bynum to create a response plan for the City of Tulsa. Aside from these incredibly exciting opportunities, this Plan will assist in coordinating the planting and maintenance efforts of Tulsa to grow a larger and healthier urban forest for our city.
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