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Palo Alto Urban Forest Master Plan Looks to the Future

Matt Ball on November 15, 2013 - in Environment, Planning

Named for a tree, the city of Palo Alto is challenged to sustain its urban forest in the midst of development and a changing arboreal canopy.

That was the message of Urban Forester Walter Passmore when he delivered a draft Urban Forest Master Plan to the Planning and Transportation Commission on Wednesday night.

The plan envisions a future forest that can meet the challenges of a changing environment and a rapidly developing city. Trees, so much the character of Palo Alto’s past small-town look and feel, will play an important future role in maintaining the city’s quality of life while making economic contributions in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, Passmore said.

Read more in Palo Alto Online

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