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DepartmentensuresthelongͲtermsurvivalofthe urbanforestbyprioritizingproactivemaintenanceto reduceresourcesexpendedonreactiveoremergency response.Departmentmaximizesurbanforest benefits,andreducesurbanforestmortality.

UtilizehighͲqualityplantingstockoriginating DepartmentuseshighͲqualityplantingstockfrom fromCentralTexasseedsourcesorgrownin CentralTexasseedsourcesorgrownbynurseriesthat nurseriesthatsimulateCentralTexasgrowing simulateCentralTexasgrowingconditions. conditions.

PCMͲ3UrbanForest Plantingand MaintenancePlan Program

PCMͲ4PlantingStock

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Departmentestablishesandmaintainastrategic plantingandmaintenanceprogram(includingpruning, mulching,andwateringofmaturetreesduring insufficientrainfall)basedonnationalstandardsand bestmanagementpractices.

Establishandmaintainastrategicplantingand maintenanceprogram(includingpruning, mulching,andwateringofmaturetreesduring insufficientrainfall)basedonnational standardsandbestmanagementpractices. EnsurethelongͲtermsurvivaloftheurban forestbyprioritizingproactivemaintenanceto reduceresourcesexpendedonreactiveor emergencyresponse.Maximizeurbanforest benefits,andreduceurbanforestmortality.

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Departmentencouragestheselectionofappropriate nativespeciesbasedonproject,location,site conditions,andpotentialfuturechangesinclimate patterns.

PCMͲ2SpeciesSelection

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Encouragetheselectionofappropriatenative speciesbasedonproject,location,site conditions,andpotentialfuturechangesin climatepatterns.

Prioritizetreeplantingandlandscapingon Departmentprioritizestreeplantingandlandscaping publicpropertyparticularlyinparksandalong onpublicpropertyparticularlyinparksandalong sidewalksandtransitcorridors,plantinglong sidewalksandtransitcorridors,plantinglonglived PCMͲ1PlantingPriorities livednativetreeswherepossibletomaximize nativetreeswherepossibletomaximize environmental,social,andeconomicbenefits environmental,social,andeconomicbenefitsandthe longevityoftheurbanforest. andthelongevityoftheurbanforest.

Section1.PLANTING,CARE,ANDMAINTENANCE Planting,care,andmaintenancepoliciesarerelatedtotheconsiderationofexistingpublicurbanforestresources andproactiveplanningforsustainablefutureurbanforestresources,whileunderstandinginherentconflict betweenactivesiteuseandhealthyforests.

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Appendix B - Department Operational Plan Template

Profile for Austin Urban Forestry Program

Austin's Urban Forest Plan: A Master Plan for Public Property  

Today, urban forests are increasingly considered an element of a much larger green infrastructure network. Within this network, the urban fo...

Austin's Urban Forest Plan: A Master Plan for Public Property  

Today, urban forests are increasingly considered an element of a much larger green infrastructure network. Within this network, the urban fo...