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AUSTINSURBANFORESTPLAN

UpdatedJuly18th,2013|FactSheet WhydoesAustinneedanUrbanForestPlan? Impactsfromcontinuinggrowthanddevelopment,combinedwithlongtermdroughtconditionshave createdanimperativetodeveloptheUrbanForestPlan.Withacomprehensiveplaninplaceto supportAustinsurbanforesttheCitywillbeabletobettersupportthehealthandwellbeingofthe communityanditspublicspaces. WhatisAustinsUrbanForestPlan? TheUrbanForestPlanwasmandatedbyAustinCity Codein1992.CitycodedirectedtheUrbanForestry Boardtodevelopandsubsequentlyrevisetheplanwith theassistanceoftheCitysurbanforester. MoreInformation: CityCode635ComprehensiveUrbanForestPlan www.austinurbanforestry.org WhoistheUrbanForestryBoard? TheUrbanForestryBoardismadeupof7CityCouncil appointedmembers.TheBoardactsinanadvisory capacitytotheCityCouncil,theCityManager,andthe directoroftheParksandRecreationDepartmentinall mattersrelatedtotheurbanforest. MoreInformation: CityCode21183UrbanForestryBoard http://www.austintexas.gov/ufb WhoistheUrbanForester? ThedutiesoftheUrbanForester,listedinAustinCityCode,includemanagementofthepublicurban forest,oversightandsupervisionofCitydepartmentsworkinvolvingurbanforestmanagement,and ensuringpreservationandreplenishmentofthepublicurbanforest. MoreInformation: CityCode634DutiesofUrbanForester AbouttheUrbanForester

AUSTINSURBANFORESTPLAN UpdatedJuly18th,2013|Background TheUrbanForestPlanwasmandatedbyAustinCity Codein1992.Ahealthyurbanforestsupportsthe Citysvisiontobethemostlivablecity. 635COMPREHENSIVEURBANFORESTPLAN. (A)Withtheassistanceoftheurbanforester, theboardshalldevelopandrevisetheplan. (B)TheEnvironmentalBoardandParksand RecreationBoardshallreviewtheplanand makerecommendationstotheboard. (C)Theurbanforestershallprovide administrativestaffservicestotheboardin connectionwiththeplan. THEGOALoftheUrbanForestPlanisto: Establishabroadscoped,longrangevision forAustinsurbanforest. Providearoadmaptoimplementationto reachthevisionfortheurbanforest. ProvideaframeworkforCitydepartmentsto useasaguideformanagingtheirurbanforestresources. Theimpactsfromcontinuinggrowthanddevelopment,combinedwithlongtermdroughtconditions createanimperativetodeveloptheUrbanForestPlanandImagineAustinsGreenInfrastructure PriorityProgram.TheendresultwillbeaplanthatsupportsAustinspublicurbanforestresourceby identifyingpositiveaspects,responsibilities,andinnovations,butalsobyservingasamodeltothe abuttingneighbor,regionalpropertyowner,andtheglobalcommunity.

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UpdatedJuly18th,2013|Vision&VisionComponents,GuidingPrinciples Thevisionstatement,thecomponentsandguidingprincipleswerecreatedduringamultistep collaborativeprocessinvolvingtheUrbanForestryBoardandCitystaff.

THEVISIONFORAUSTINSURBANFOREST
Austinsurbanforestisahealthyandsustainablemixoftrees,vegetation,andothercomponentsthat compriseacontiguousandthrivingecosystemvalued,protected,andcaredforbytheCityandallofits citizensasanessentialenvironmental,economic,andcommunityasset.

SIXVISIONCOMPONENTS
1) Thriving:Athrivingurbanforestisonethatisoptimizedaccordingtositeandecosystem capacity. 2) Contiguous:Acontiguousurbanforestiscomposedofinterconnected,forestedcorridors fortransportation,community,recreationandwildlifethroughoutthecity. 3) HealthyEcosystem:Ahealthyurbanforestiscomprisedofadiverse,nativeanduneven agedpalateofspeciesadaptedtotheuniquegrowingconditionsofecosystemtypes. 4) Valued:Avaluedurbanforestisrecognizedasanassetthatisessentialtothewellbeingof thecommunityandtheecosystem. 5) Protected:Treesareprotectedthroughsustainablesitedesignandlandmanagement practicessothatlongtermecosystemhealthismaintained. 6) CaredFor:Awellcaredforurbanforestisproactivelymanagedforhealth,longevityand safety.

GUIDINGPRINCIPLES
Theguidingprincipleswereestablishedduringtheinitialphaseoftheplansdevelopmentandapplytoall areasoftheplananditsdevelopment. 1) GreatestGoodPhilosophy 2) WiseUseofResources 3) Sustainable 4) ScienceBasedDecisionMaking 5) PublicSafety 6) IndustryRecognizedBestManagementPractices

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UpdatedJuly18th2013|PerformanceIndicators

WheredothePerformanceIndicatorsFitinthePlan? TableofContents ExecutiveSummary IntroductiontothePlan VisionStatementand6VisionComponents GuidingPrinciples PurposeandIntentofthePlan HistoryandRegionalContext PerformanceIndicators VegetativeResource CommunityFramework ResourceManagement

PolicyElements

Implementation Appendices Glossary Bibliography

PublicEngagement

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PerformanceIndicators The25criteriaandindicatorsofurbanforestsustainabilityprovideausefultoolforthe evaluationofurbanforestmanagementsuccessandstrategicmanagementplanning.They informandguidemanagersandCitydecisionmakerstoimprovethehealthoftheirurban forestresourceandtheeffectivenessoftheirmanagementapproach.Usingperformance indicatorsandtrackingtheirassociatedtrendswillultimatelyleadthecitytobeamorelivable andsustainablecommunity.

Vegetative Resource: Managing and monitoring the criteria below may ensure a healthy and resilient urban forest well into the future. What things are most important when we decide howhealthyoururbanforestis? Criteria: Relativecanopycover Conditionoftheurbanforest Sizeclassdistribution Publiclyownednaturalareas Speciessuitability Nativevegetation Speciesdistribution Urbanforestpests CommunityFramework In a truly sustainable urban forest, all members of a community must cooperate to share the responsibility for tree resource management. What is the most important way that community memberscangetinvolvedwithtakingcareoftheurbanforest? Criteria: CompleteUrbanForestRecognition Publicagencycooperation InvolvementofStateandFederal Citizenmunicipalitybusiness landholders interaction Greenindustrycooperation Generalurbanforestawareness Neighborhoodaction Regionalurbanforestcooperation ResourceManagement A wellmanaged urban forest involves coordination, support, planning, protection and best practices.WhatismoreimportantfortheCitytospendmoney,timeandotherresourcesonto keep our urban forest healthy? What is more important for the City to focus on to protect our urbanforestandmanageitsustainably? Criteria: Wildlifeandhumanhabitat Urbanforestinventory Urbanforestriskmanagement Canopycoverinventory CityStaffing Citywideurbanforestplan Municipallywidefunding Urbanforestprotection Citystaffing Sustainablepractices Urbanforestestablishmentplanning Urbanforesthabitatsuitability andimplementation

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UpdatedJuly30th,2013|DRAFTPolicyElements

WhatarethePolicyElementsandWhyAreTheySoImportant?
ThePolicyElementsaretheguidingframeworkofAustins.Sincethecityfunctionsthataffect theurbanforest,bothdirectlyandindirectly,aresovariedandwidespreadthroughoutCity departments,eachsinglePolicyElementmustbebroadenoughtoencompassallofthose functions.IndividualPolicyElementsareseedsofchange.Collectively,thePolicyElements provideabasicstrategyfortheCitytorealizethevisionfortheurbanforest.However,the tacticalapproachtoaddressingeachofthesePolicyElementswillbetheresponsibilityofeach CitydepartmentintheDepartmentalOperationalPlan(DOP)basedontheiruniquecore missions,limitations,andopportunities.InconjunctionwiththeotherpartsofthisPlanthey provideacomprehensiveapproachtourbanforestplanningandwillultimatelyguidethe managementofAustinspublicurbanforestresource.

WhereDoThePolicyElementsFitinthePlan? TABLEOFCONTENTS ExecutiveSummary

IntroductiontothePlan GuidingPrinciples

VisionStatementand6VisionComponents PurposeandIntentofthePlan HistoryandRegionalContext PerformanceIndicators VegetativeResource CommunityFramework ResourceManagement

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PolicyElements Implementation PublicEngagement Appendices Glossary Bibliography


Updated073013 PublicInput Publicinputisbeingsoughtindeterminingwhichtopicalcategoriesaremostimportantforthe Austincommunity(seePublicEngagementSection).TheorderinwhichthePolicyElement CategorieswillappearwillindicatetheorderofimportancetotheAustincommunitybasedon theinputcollected.CitydepartmentsshouldnotewhichCategoriesaremostimportanttothe communityandprioritizethoseinthecourseofimplementingtheDepartmentaOperational Plans(DOPs).WithguidanceandsupportfromtheUrbanForester,eachCitydepartmentwillbe requiredtoreportontheirannualprogressinaddressingeachPolicyElement. StaffInput InterdepartmetalstaffprovidedfeedbackandeditstothePolicyElementspriortofinalediting bytheUrbanForestryBoard.Thefollowingdepartmentsprovidedfeedback: ParksandRecreationDepartment PlanningandDevelopmentReviewDepartment AustinFireDepartment AustinWaterUtility WatershedProtectionDepartment AustinBergstromInternationalAirport OfficeofSustainability PublicWorksDepartment AustinTransportationDepartment

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PolicyElementsaregroupedintocategoriesbasedontheirurbanforesttopicalcategory.The followingruleswereusedindeterminingtherelevanceandappropriatenessofincludingeach PolicyElement: DoesthispolicyelementsupporttheCUFPvision? Doesthispolicyelementsupporttheguidingprinciples? Isthispolicyelementpertinenttopublictreesandvegetation? Isthispolicyelementcomprehensive? Doesthispolicyelementsaywhatandnothow? Isthispolicyelementstrategicandnottacticaloroperational? Willthispolicyelementberelevantforthenext1020years?

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THEPOLICYELEMENTCATEGORIES
A. B. C. D. E. F. URBANFORESTMANAGEMENTFRAMEWORK EDUCATIONANDOUTREACH PRESERVATION PLANTING,CAREANDMAINTENANCE PLANNINGANDDESIGN SUSTAINABLEURBANFOREST

A.URBANFORESTMANAGEMENTFRAMEWORK PoliciesrelatedtoCityorganizationalstructureandstaffinglevels,staffqualifications,involvementof CityforestrystaffinotherCitydisciplinesandfunctions,andfundingforurbanforestprogramsand efforts. UF1 ManagementPriorities Considerthebenefitsoftheurbanforestviascientificresearchwhenbalancingbetweenthecompeting needsoftheenvironment,budgetlimitations,utilitiesandinfrastructure,safety,therightsofproperty owners,andthedesiresofthepublic. UF2 ResourceNeeds EnsureadequateresourcesarededicatedtothemanagementofAustinsurbanforestanditsecosystem functiontosupporttheCitysurbanforestvision. UF3 UrbanForestryFundingAllocation AllocateanappropriateproportionoffundingfromCitybudgetsforurbanforestmanagement. UF4 FundingSourcesforMaintenance Utilizeexistingordevelopnewfundingsourcessuchasassessmentdistricts,userfees,fundraising, donations,grants,taxbenefitfinancing,anurbanforestutilityfeetofundurbanforestmanagement. UF5 DepartmentalUrbanForestManagementPlan CreateaDepartmentalOperationalPlan(DOP)fordepartmentalurbanforestmanagement,consisting ofananalysisofexistingconditionsandregulatoryframework,desiredfutureconditions,andawork planbasedontheDOPActionMatrix.UpdatetheDOPtoreflectchangingpoliciesandregulations, standards,bestmanagementpractices,andaccomplishments. UF6 StandardsofCareforTreesandPlants IncorporateCityofAustinStandardsofCareforTreesandPlantsintodepartmentalpoliciesand operations.RegularlycontributerecommendationstoCityofAustinsStandardsofCareforTreesand Plantsrevisions,coordinatedbytheUrbanForester,accordingtothebestavailablescienceandcurrent bestmanagementpractices,acceptedstandardsandguidelinestosupporttheDOP. UF7 CoordinationofEffortsandPartnerships DeveloppartnershipsbetweenotherCitydepartmentsandcoordinatewithfederal,state,regionaland localgovernmentaljurisdictions,localcommunitynonprofitsandtheprivatesector,topreserve, restore,manage,anddesignoururbanforest. UF8 StaffQualifications&Training Forallstaffengagedinurbanforestmanagementandtreemaintenancedecisions,employqualified individualsandprovideregulartrainingtomaintainqualificationsuptoandaboverecognizedstandards

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Updated073013 andbestpracticesandensurethatdecisionsarebeingmadeandmaintenanceisbeingperformed accordingtoindustryrecognizedstandardsandbestpractices. UF9 Contracts Incontractingwork,employfirmsqualifiedtoperformurbanforestmanagementaccordingto recognizedstandardsandbestpracticesaswellasAustinsstandardofcarefortreesandvegetation. Developandincorporatestandardsandbestpracticesintocontractspecifications.IncludingIPMBMPs UF10 UrbanForesterSupport ProvidesupporttotheUrbanForesterandotherdepartmentstomeetmandateddirectivesassignedto theUrbanForester. UF11 DataCollectionandManagement CollectdataregardingAustinsurbanforest,suchasquantityofcanopycover,forestconditionand diversityofspecies,tosupportthecreationofaDepartmentalOperationalPlan(DOP)andinformurban forestmanagementdecisions.Collaboratewithfederal,state,regional,andlocalgovernmental jurisdictions,communitynonprofits,andtheprivatesectortocollectandmanagedata. UF12UrbanForestRiskManagement Considerandencorporateurbanforestriskintocityfunctionsrelatedtoemergencymanagement planning. UF13:LandClassification Establishoradoptacommonlandclassificationsystemtoidentifylandcoverandpublicpurposeto informmanagementfunctionsandapplicationofstandardsofcare. UF14:REGULATORYREVIEW IdentifyandmodifyCityregulationsthatareconflictingorhinderachievementofthevisionforthe urbanforest.Wherepossible,workwithintraandinterdepartmentalpartnersandexternalstakeholders tobetteraligntheCUFPorregulationswithoneanother. B.EDUCATIONANDOUTREACH Policiesrelatedtopubliceducation,outreach,stewardship,andtrainingofresidentsandpublicand privateentitiesaswellasincentivesforurbanforestpromotiontoachievethevisionfortheurban forest. EO1 Education Provideappropriateresources,technical,andeducationalmaterialstocommunicatevalues,goals, objectives,policies,incentives,standards,andregulationsinrelationtothemanagementofAustins urbanforest.Increaseawarenessofurbanforestecosystemissuesandsupportcitywideurbanforest educationefforts. EO2 PromoteStewardship Developcapacityprogrammingthatleveragesthecommitmentofcitizenstoengageinstewardshipof Austinsurbanforest. EO3 Incentives Developvoluntaryandincentivebasedprogramstobuildbroadercommunitysupportfortheurban forest.

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Updated073013 EO4 Partnerships Partnerwithfederal,state,regional,andlocalgovernmentaljurisdictions,communitynonprofits,the privatesectorandothersineducationandoutreacheffortstoimprovecollaborationandensure consistentmessaging. EO5 RecordsandInformation Collectandmakeavailableurbanforestryinformationtothepublic. EO6 EducationofUrbanForestServiceProviders Ensurethatprivateurbanforestserviceproviders,individualsthatwishtoprovideprofessionalurban forestmaintenanceservices,,andotherswhoseworkmayimpacttheurbanforestareeducatedabout Austinspolicies,regulations,andstandards. EO7 PublicDemonstrationProjects DevelopandsupportpubliclyaccessibledemonstrationprojectsthatachievetheCitysurbanforest visionandhighlightsoundurbanforestmanagement.Documentandimplementeffectivestrategies citywide. C.PROTECTIONANDPRESERVATION Policiesrelatedtoresponsiblepublicurbanforestpreservationviaregulatoryapproach,flexibilityinCity requirementsfordevelopment,modificationsofCityfiscalpoliciesandotherapproachesthatenhance preservation. PR1 FlexibleRegulatoryApproaches Recognizedifferinglanduseneedsandcharacteristics,structureregulatoryapproachesinamannerthat providesflexibilityandvariousoptionstosupportthepreservationoftheurbanforest.Examine regulationstoreconsiderdisincentivesforurbanforestpreservation. PR2 ProtectionofTreesDuringDevelopment Evaluateandenhanceurbanforestprotectionduringandafterdevelopmenttopromotethelongterm healthandsurvivalofurbanforestelementsretainedduringdevelopment. ProminentandRareUrbanForestElementsProvideadditionalprotectionforprominent,sensitive, native,and/orrareurbanforestelementsduringandafterdevelopment.Protecttreesbasedonspecies type/habitats. PR3 ProtectSteepSlopes Increaseretentionofexistingtreesandvegetationthathelpstabilizesteepslopeareasinorderto increasepublicsafety,maintainslopestability,decreasesoilerosion,andretainenvironmentalfunction andnaturalcharacter. PR4 Partnerships Partnerwithfederal,state,regional,andlocalgovernmentaljurisdictions,communitynonprofits,City departments,theprivatesectorandotherstoincreasepreservationandprotectionoftheurbanforest. PR5 ViewObstructions Establishincentives,regulationsandeducationeffortstoreduceconflictsbetweenpublicandprivate interestandprioritizetheurbanforestindecisionsregardingeliminatingscenicorcommercialview obstructions,exceptwithregardtopublicsafetyorinestablishedviewcorridors.

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Updated073013 PR6 VegetationValuation Supportandupdatetreevaluationmethodstocloselyreflectthecompletefunctionalvalueof vegetationforusewhenassessingfines,determiningdamagesorestimatingloss. PR7 RecoveringVegetationValue Whenpreservationofurbanforestcomponentsisnotfeasible,recoverthecompletefunctionalvalueof thelostresourceandmitigatethelossascloseinproximitytothelossandassoonaspossible. D.PLANTING,CAREANDMAINTENANCE Planting,careandmaintenancepoliciesarerelatedtotheconsiderationofexistingpublicurbanforest resourcesandproactiveplanningforsustainablefuruteurbanforestresources,understandinginherent conflictbetweenactivesiteuseandhealthyforests. PCM1 PlantingPriorities Prioritizetreeplantingandlandscapingonpublicpropertyparticularlyinhighlyvisiblelocationssuchas businessdistrictsandmajorcorridorstomaximizeenvironmental,socialandeconomicbenefits.Avoid and/orminimizeconflictswithexistingpublicinfrastructure. PCM2 SpeciesSelection Encouragetheselectionofappropriatenativespeciesbasedonproject,location,andsiteconditions. PCM3 UrbanForestPlantingandMaintenancePlanandProgram Establishandmaintainastrategicplantingandmaintenanceprogrambasedonnationalstandardsand bestmanagementpractices.Promotethelongtermsurvivaloftheurbanforestthroughproactive maintenancetoreduceresourcesexpendedonreactiveoremergencyresponse,tomatimixeurban forestbenefits,andtoreduceurbanforestmortality. PCM4 PlantingStock UtilizehighqualityplantingstockoriginatingfromCentralTexasregionseedsourcesandgrownin nurseriesthatsimulateCentralTexasgrowingconditions. PCM5 TreeCanopyCover Identifycanopygoalsaccordingtositeandecosystemcapacityanddevelopaplantoachievethem. PCM6 LandscapeMaintenanceManagementPlans Ensurethattreesandvegetationareproperlycaredforandsurvive,bothduringtheplantestablishment periodandinperpetuitythroughsuchmeansaslandscapemanagementplans,maintenance agreements,and/ormonitoring. PCM7 Partnerships Partnerwithfederal,state,regional,andlocalgovernmentaljurisdictions,communitynonprofits,City ofAustindepartments,theprivatesectorandotherstoincreasethereplenishment,maintenanceand careofAustinsurbanforest. PCM8 PublicSafety Takereasonablemeasurestoreduceriskofurbanforestelementsthatimpactpublichealthandsafety.

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Updated073013 E.PLANNINGANDDESIGN Policiesrelatedtotheconsiderationofexistingpublicurbanforestresourcesandplanningfor sustainablefutureurbanforestresourcesonasitelevelscale. PD1 CityDesignCoordination EstablishcoordinationamongCitydepartmentsandutilityproviderswhenplanninganddesigningpublic projectsthatincludelandscaping,urbanforestprotection,planting,maintenance,andurbanforest impacts. PD2 InfrastructureDesign Designstreets,sidewalks,utilitiesandotherinfrastructurewithathoroughconsiderationofexistingand proposedvegetation,siteuse,andstandardsofcareduringtheplanning,designandconstruction processes. PD3 SoilQuality Encourageretentionanduseofnativesoilsforareasinnewdevelopments.Wherenativesoilsand growingconditionsarenotsufficientoroptimalencourageuseofsoilsengineeredtobesupportiveof longtermurbanforesthealthandprovideasustainablegrowingenvironmentfortheurbanforest. PD4 SoilVolume Increasethededicatedairspaceandrootvolumeavailableforurbanforestelementstoaccountfor longtermdesiredgrowthandtoassistwithachievingthecanopycoverageandmaintenancegoals. PD5 ReduceSoilCompaction Avoidthecompactionofsoilsandencouragesoilprotectionandenhancementduringandafter developmenttoincreaseormaintaininfiltrationofstormwateronsitetoreducerunoff.Designforsite usesthatminimizesoilcompactionincriticalareas. PD6 LandscapingandStormwaterManagement AligntheCityslandscaperegulationsandspecificationswiththeintegrationoflandscapingelements andlowimpactdevelopmentstormwatermanagementapproaches.Incentivizeuseoftechniquesthat caneffectivelyachievemultipleurbanforestryandstormwatermanagementobjectives.Some examplesincludenativevegetationpreservation,nativesoilretentionandsoilamendment,stormwater dispersionandbioengineering. PD7 Partnerships Partnerwithfederal,state,regionalandlocalgovernmentaljurisdictions,communitynonprofits,the privatesectorandotherstoenhancetheplanninganddesignofpublicandprivatedevelopmentand improvementsinAustin. PD8 PlanningInfrastructureMaintenance ConsidertheneedsandbenefitsofAustinsurbanforestinconjunctionwithotherinfrastructure systemswhenplanningforthelongtermmaintenanceofinfrastructureandutilities. PD9 TailoredIncentives Developincentives,programsand/orregulationsthataretailoredtotheneedsandcharacteristicsof differinglanduses.

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Updated073013 PD10 UrbanForestandTransportation Utilizeorenhanceurbanforestelementsintransportationdesignstoimproveflowandsafetyoftraffic andencouragealternativetransportation. PD11 DesigningforHumanHealth Establishorretainurbanforestelementsduringplanninganddesigntomaximizephysicalandmental humanhealthaswellassocialhealthbenefits PD12 DesignwithMaintenanceinMind Incorporatepreplanningsiteassessmentsanddesignvegetationplanswithconsiderationforlongterm maintenanceandresourceuse.Designforminimallongtermmaintenanceandresoucrceusewhilestill meetingsiteusegoals. F.SUSTAINABLEURBANFOREST SustainableUrbanForestpoliciesarerelatedtosustainabilityoftheurbanforestresourceitselfandthe resourcesrelatedtoitsmanagement,suchaswater(andcityassets). S1 Species,Age,andGeographicDiversity Increasespeciesdiversity,anregionallyappropriatemixofvegetation,mixedagepoluationsanda varieddistributionofspeciesthroughouttheCitytoprotectandimprovethevigorandtheresilienceof oururbanforest.Alignurbanforestcompositionwithconsiderationofpredictedflimatepatterns. S2 UrbanWoodUtilization Recyclegreenwastegeneratedbyurbanforestmaintenanceandencouragethehighestandbest sustainableusesofremovedtreesandwoodymaterial,includingreuseonsite.Strivefor100%green wasterecyclingorreuse. S3 IntegratedPestManagement IncorporateIntegratedPestManagementprinciplesintolandmanagementpractices. S4 WildlifeHabitat Enhancewildlifehabitattothemaximumextentbasedonsiteusethroughurbanforestrypolicies, designandmanagementpractices. S5 WildfireRisk Achieveabalancebetweencommunitydesiresforwildfireriskreductionandresponsiblevegetation managementespeciallywithintheWildlandUrbanInterface S6 InvasiveSpeciesManagement Identifyandsuppressnonnativeinvasivespecies.Providepubliceducationaboutthedetrimentofnon nativeinvasivespeciestotheurbanforestparticularlywhenrelatedtoothermanagementpolicies. S7 WaterConservation Whenutilizingwaterforurbanforestryengageinwaterusepracticesthatmaximizetheuseofnon potablesourcesandconservepotablesources. S8 UrbanForestPests Identify,planfor,andrespondtocriticalurbanforestpeststoreducetheirimpactonthecommunity's urbanforest.

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Updated073013 S9 Partnership Partnerwithfederal,state,regional,andlocalgovernmentaljurisdictions,communitynonprofits,the privatesectorandotherstoaccomplishthesustainabilitygoalsofAustinsurbanforestecosystem.

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