Spokane Urban Forestry Tree Committee
Authorized by and Date: Ordinance No. C-33995, effective on May 6, 2007.
Mission Statement/Purpose: There is established the urban forestry tree committee to advise and make recommendations to the park board and city council regarding managing, conserving and enhancing the trees and shrubs located in the street right-of-way and in the parks and public areas of the City, and assisting property owners and public agencies. The Committee:
- Develops, renews and updates the vegetation management plan and the arboricultural manual and submits them to the park board and city council for approval and adoption;
- Reviews City plans and policies which contain matters relating to urban forestry, community values, arboriculture, and horticulture;
- Recommends legislation regarding the urban forest;
- Adopts rules of operation and schedule of meetings;
- Provides the park board with an analysis of the annual urban forestry budget request;
- Develops a program for identifying and maintaining trees in the City which have significant historical, cultural, environmental or public significance and makes recommendations to the park board and city council on adopting such a program;
- Coordinates the City's Arbor Day programs, grants and other similar programs;
- Provides information regarding the selection, planting and maintenance of trees on public and private property.
Meeting date, time and location: The UFTC meets at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday two weeks before every Park Board Meeting. Generally, this works out to be the first Tuesday of each month but double check your calendar to be sure! The Park Board meets the second Thursday of each month. UFTC Meetings are held at the Woodland Center at the Finch Arboretum. The CAC meets at 3 p.m., prior to the UFTC meeting.