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Community Planning

Urban Forestry Master Plan

master plan coverTigard's Urban Forestry Master Plan contains a list of recommended improvements to the city's current urban forestry programs and regulations. The plan was developed after a year of studying Tigard's urban forest conditions, conducting community surveys, reviewing the city's existing natural resource policies and programs, and interviewing stakeholders such as arborists, landscape architects, and developers.

The Tigard Tree Board is charged with advising Council on the implementation of the Urban Forestry Master Plan as part of their annual workplan. 

The main goals of the plan include:
  1. Revise Tigard's tree code (Chapter 18.790, includes development regulations and mitigation).
  2. Revise Tigard's landscaping code (includes street trees, parking lot trees, and other required landscape trees).
  3. Develop a tree grove protection program.
  4. Develop a hazard tree identification and abatement program.
  5. Improve the management of the city's urban forestry program.
  6. Develop an urban forest stewardship program.
apa award

A new Urban Forestry Code went into effect in 2013 and won a national planning award in 2014.

See how the Urban Forestry Code impacts trees in new development and in existing development.
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