City of Talent Oregon / Community Development / News

City Establishes Urban Forestry Committee

The Urban Forestry Committee is an appointed citizen body with the primary responsibility of providing recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on direction, planning and policy on matters pertaining to Tree City USA activities, tree planting care and establishment, and protection of public street trees.  Some of the duties and responsibilities of the committee are outlined below:
  • To develop and recommend to the City Council for its adoption, a master list of approved street tree species suitable for planting along the streets of the City, along with recommended and prohibited species for other locations and uses. Such lists shall be reviewed periodically and incorporated into the Talent Zoning Code.
  • To work with city staff on Tree City USA planning and documentation requirements including the annually updated City of Talent Urban Forestry Plan and planning Arbor Day events.
  • To develop and recommend to the City Council for its adoption, a master list of approved street tree species suitable for planting along the streets of the City, along with recommended and prohibited species for other locations and uses. Such lists shall be reviewed periodically and incorporated into the Talent Zoning Code.

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