Every day in San Jose, trees make valuable contributions to the health and beauty of our city.

Trees make a difference - so can you...

 Here’s the plan,

The City of San Jose wants to help the community lower utility costs, create vibrant and diverse outdoor spaces, clean the air we breathe, and save the water we cherish.

And we can accomplish all of this with the help of our trees!

The main goal of the San Jose Community Forest Management Plan is to make sure every resident in the City lives in a neighborhood that is healthy and safe. • Achieving this, in part, depends on the City’s trees and their ability to help create and maintain a resilient City that will continue to thrive with new and changing environmental conditions and challenges.

The comment period for the 90% draft of the Strategic Work Plan and 90% draft of the Best Management Practices sections of the CFMP is now open. Please use the button below to download the Strategic Plan and Best Management Practices, and email your comments to Ryan Allen (rallen@dudek.com) by August 1st, 2021.

STEP 1 DRAFT, CFMPSTEP 2 DRAFT, STRATEGIC PLANSTEP 3 DRAFT, BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

Project Timeline

  • May
    11
    Deadline for comments to Community Forest Management Plan extended until June 30th, 2021
  • July
    2
    90% draft of Tree Policy and Best Management Practices Manual and Strategic Workplan released for public comment
  • July
    31
    Deadline for submitting comments to 90% Community Forest Management Plan, 90% Tree Policy and Best Management Practices Manual, and Strategic Workplan for final public comment
  • Aug.
    15
    Release of 95% Community Forest Management Plan, Tree Policy and Best Management Practices Manual, and Strategic Workplan for final public comment
  • Sept.
    15
    Deadline for submitting comments to 95% Community Forest Management Plan, Tree Policy and Best Management Practices Manual, and Strategic Workplan
  • Sept.
    30
    Release of 100% Community Forest Management Plan and Tree Policy and Best Management Practices Manual
  • Mayo
    11
    Fecha límite para comentarios al Plan Comunitario de Manejo Forestal extendido hasta el 30 de junio de 2021
  • Julio
    2
    90% del borrador del Manual de políticas de árboles y mejores prácticas de gestión y el plan de trabajo estratégico publicado para comentario público
  • Julio
    31
    Fecha límite para enviar comentarios al 90% del Plan de manejo forestal comunitario, al 90% del Manual de políticas de árboles y mejores prácticas de manejo y al Plan de trabajo estratégico para el comentario público final
  • Ago.
    15
    Publicación del 95% del Plan de Manejo de Bosques Comunitarios, el Manual de Políticas de Árboles y Mejores Prácticas de Manejo, y el Plan de Trabajo Estratégico para comentario público final
  • Sept.
    15
    Fecha límite para enviar comentarios al Plan de Manejo Forestal Comunitario del 95%, al Manual de Políticas de Árboles y Mejores Prácticas de Manejo y al Plan de Trabajo Estratégico
  • Sept.
    30
    Publicación del Plan de Manejo Forestal 100% Comunitario y el Manual de Políticas de Árboles y Mejores Prácticas de Manejo
  • Tháng năm
    11
    Thời hạn lấy ý kiến đối với Kế hoạch quản lý rừng cộng đồng kéo dài đến ngày 30 tháng 6 năm 2021
  • Tháng bảy
    2
    90% bản thảo của Chính sách cây và Sổ tay hướng dẫn thực hành quản lý tốt nhất và Kế hoạch làm việc chiến lược được phát hành để lấy ý kiến cộng đồng
  • Tháng bảy
    31
    Hạn chót để gửi ý kiến cho Kế hoạch quản lý rừng cộng đồng 90%, Chính sách 90% cây và Sổ tay hướng dẫn thực hành quản lý tốt nhất, và Kế hoạch làm việc chiến lược để lấy ý kiến cộng đồng cuối cùng
  • tháng Tám
    15
    Phát hành Kế hoạch Quản lý Rừng Cộng đồng 95%, Chính sách Cây và Sổ tay Thực hành Quản lý Tốt nhất, và Kế hoạch Chiến lược để lấy ý kiến cộng đồng cuối cùng
  • Tháng Chín
    15
    Hạn chót để gửi ý kiến cho 95% Kế hoạch Quản lý Rừng Cộng đồng, Chính sách Cây và Sổ tay Hướng dẫn Thực hành Quản lý Tốt nhất và Kế hoạch Làm việc Chiến lược
  • Tháng Chín
    30
    Phát hành 100% Kế hoạch Quản lý Rừng Cộng đồng và Chính sách Cây và Sổ tay Hướng dẫn Thực hành Quản lý Tốt nhất

Why Trees?

The value of trees is experienced every day in many different ways. Some experiences are physical and immediate like the relief of being in the cool shade of a large tree on a hot day. Others are less tangible but still present, like the positive impacts on our mental health. We experience the benefits of trees everyday whether we can identify them or not.

Trees create cleaner air, reduce urban heat effect, capture rainwater, combat climate change, save energy, cleans groundwater, increases business, improves public health, and improves mental health.

Trees act like a sponge, soaking up the air pollution that hangs out around street level. This helps create a healthier environment for citizens to enjoy a stroll through the neighborhood, or exercising at the local park. Trees do this by catching pollution on their leaves, and as they carry out their natural functions.

This means, every year in San Jose…

of greenhouse gases Removed from the air

OF GREENHOUSE GASES Stored in Their Wood

worth of AIR pollution
removed From the air

Money can grow on trees.

One benefit we receive from the shade of a tree is savings on our energy bills. Strategically placed shade trees can help save up to 56% on annual air-conditioning costs. For the City of San Jose, this equates to an annual savings of $77 million. We can further reduce our annual energy costs by planting and maintaining shade trees in our yards and neighborhoods.

Plant some trees around the home below, and start seeing the green!

You’ll notice that the heat waves coming off of the house disappear as you plant trees on the south, east, and west sides of the property. For every tree you plant, the smog fades a little and the property values rise. Trees planted along the street will help to slow the traffic. Try it out for yourself!

tree_game_20190927Nice tree!Cleans AirCools the HomeIncrease Property ValueHome for Wildlife

The most important part of a healthy urban forest is your involvement!

The intent of the San Jose Community Forest Management Plan is to reflect the priorities and values of the citizens, residents, and business owners…and most importantly, ensure that people have vibrant connections to trees. We want to hear your ideas on how we can grow our urban forest, and learn more about the challenges you face in your neighborhood.

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Upcoming Events

San Jose will be hosting a series of online public meetings to understand the values and needs of residents living in the City. Please click on the register link to get more information, and confirm your attendance. Space is limited for each meeting.

July 9th, 14th, 16th 2020
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