June 21 meeting, the Environment
And Transportation Committee received an update on the City's urban
forestry strategy which included the draft report Our Forests
Your Trees in Support of London’s Green Infrastructure. This
highlights some key findings and recommendations of the study conducted
using the Urban Forest Effects Model (UFORE). Designed by the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest
Service, the UFORE
model is a standardized method for scientifically analyzing the
structure, air quality, climate change and energy-saving benefits of
urban trees and their economic value.
The City's UFORE project involved the participation of approximately
298 residents and businesses and the analysis information generated
provides general direction for the development of a master plan to
strategically manage our community's urban tree resources.