- Doing a comprehensive tree inventory that would include such information as tree species, tree condition, utilities within the tree zone, and building setback.
- Developing an Urban Street Tree List, based on existing information from urban forestry experts, that not only specifies tree species that are tolerant of urban conditions but also recommends trees for specific street conditions--for example, under utility wires, along narrow sidewalks.
- Creating planting guidelines, based on current research from arborists and urban forestry specialists, to ensure the trees' long-term survival.
- Designing a specific tree planting plan for North Front Street, where, according to CAC chair Jonathan Lerner, the ash trees are doomed and Hudson Terrace is an "interested partner." The plan would plant new trees between the ash trees so that, when the ash trees must be cut, the street will not be completely devoid of trees.
CAC member Dale Schafer, who was named "Chief of Trees" by Lerner, agreed to research and make recommendations for tree planting guidelines between now the CAC's next meeting, which will take place on October 4.
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