The Parks Division developed its first Urban Forest Managment Plan, adopted by City Council on April 8, 2014. The Plan is a 30+ year roadmap aimed at protecting, enhancing and maximizing the benefits of Santa Barbara's urban forest. The urban forest is generally defined as all the trees, both public and private, in the urban environment. The Plan addresses key issues such as: canopy cover, infrastructure constraints, environmental benefits, aesthetics, native habitats and community vitality. Guided by broad goals and objectives, the Plan is implemented through actions that range from increased street and park tree maintenance to comprehensive outreach programs.
To learn more about Santa Barbara's urban forest or to review the final Plan, click on the links below or contact our staff.
Urban Forest Management Plan
Email Nathan Slack at NSlack@SantaBarbaraCA.gov for questions or to submit comments.