The City of Fremont is pleased to announce that it’s one of the recipients of this year’s Urban & Community Forestry Proposition 68 grants in the amount of $860,000 from California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). Together with a local matching amount of $340,000, the total project amount of $1.2 million will allow the City to undertake 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
- In the next two years, plant 250 new trees, of which 84 of them will be in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in Fremont
- Conduct a thorough inventory and assessment of over 70,000 public trees
- Establish an education and outreach program to teach property owners the value and benefits of trees, and how to care for and manage their trees
- Hold training programs for tree contractors doing business in Fremont to ensure trees are getting the best care and to promote healthy, long-lived 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
Count on many new activities in the coming years around trees, the urban forest, and the expansion of one of Fremont’s most precious assets. Tree program updates will be available at Trees in Our Community .