A nearly $1 million grant will held San Diego officials create a more comprehensive inventory of trees across the county.
Grant funding from the CalFire Urban and Community Forestry Grant program will give City of San Diego workers a chance to assess the urban tree canopy and take an inventory of local trees. The grant is for $750,000.
The money will also help crews plant 500 trees in Southeastern San Diego as a part of the city’s Draft Climate Action Plan (CAP), though the rate at which new trees can be planted will depend on water availability.
The plan also calls for the urban tree canopy to reach 35 percent by 2035, as well as finding ways to plant new trees in areas that may not have enough.
City of San Diego Urban Forestry Program Manager Jeremy Barrick will head up the Urban Forest Management Plan that will work on implementing the plan.