The City is excited to announce that The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection gave notice that Fremont is one of the recipients of this year’s Urban & Community Forestry Proposition 68 grants in the amount of $860,000. This will allow the City to do the following:
Establish Fremont’s first Urban Forestry Master Plan for all trees in streets and parks, including a 40-year plan horizon for planning the creation of a healthy and expanded urban forest,
Conduct a thorough inventory and assessment of over 70,000 public trees,
In the next two years, plant 250 new trees,
Establish an education and outreach program to teach residents how to care for and manage their trees,
Establish a community Tree Advisory Committee to help bring awareness and to promote the Urban Forest, help communicate values and benefits of trees to a diverse population, and to assist with tree disputes and appeals.
We look forward to a lot of new activities in the coming years around trees, the urban forest, and the expansion of one of Fremont’s most precious assets.
The Value of Looking After Trees
Fremont staff member Kit Jory published an article in Arborist News, Cutting Urban Forest Budgets is Costing More than Money.
Fremont is a Tree City USA
This distinction is awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation to cities that care for their community of trees through a viable tree management plan and program. Our trees provide us: clean air and water, shade and beauty to name but a few benefits. Imagine what our City would look like without them.
Since palm leaves are not compostable, the City provides a dumpster for the disposal of palm fronds for residents of 28 Palms.
The Value of Trees
A street with trees versus a street without trees.
Fremont citizens and the City Council recognize that trees are important to both the present and future of our City. Fremont has an abundance of tree species that thrive from the hills and canyons to the Baylands. Tree Preservation Ordinance (FMC 18.215) recognizes that trees contribute to the attractiveness and livability of the City of Fremont, provide environmental benefits, add to property values, and contribute to the livelihood of the overall City's urban forest.