The work of the Environment and Sustainability Committee and the results of the Quality-of-Life survey reveal a wide variety of views and issues regarding trees, their settings and their management and regulation within the Town. The need to articulate, explore and address these views and issues has given rise to this strategic Urban Forest Master Plan (formerly the Tree and Vegetation Management Plan).
The plan provides a vision to guide the document that is drawn in part from the Town’s Sustainability Plan. Three goals are proposed that embody this vision and capture all eleven of the priorities identified in the survey:
1. Conserve natural values and systems
2. Accommodate other private and public values
3. Manage risk in treed landscapes