Palo Alto Urban Forest Master Plan Looks to the Future
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.
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