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Chapter 3: Implementation

community based on the input collected. City departments should note which Categories are most important to the community and prioritize those in the course of implementing the Departmental Operational Plans (DOPs). With guidance and support from the Urban Forester, each City department that interfaces with the urban forest will be required to report on their annual progress in addressing each Policy Element.

Priority

Figure 3.1 | Citizen Prioritization of Urban Forestry Policy Elements

When it comes to urban forest management, citizen responses are mixed in regards to policy element prioritization versus funding as shown in the figures at left. Preservation and protection is clearly a priority.

Protection & preservation

Sustainable urban forest

Planting, care, & maintenance

Planning design

Urban forest management framework

Education & outreach

Policy Element

Source: City of Austin, Urban Forestry Program

Figure 3.2 | What Urban Forest Management Items are Important to Fund?

Unsure

Not Important

Somewhat Important

Very Important

100%

Community Voices “Preserve trees from development. Consider them green infrastructure.”

75%

50%

25%

— Leaf the Tree participant

0% Urban Forest Planning

Education & Outreach

Planning & Design

Sustainable Urban Forest

Planting, Care Preservation & Maintenance & Protection

Source: City of Austin, Urban Forestry Program

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Profile for Austin Urban Forestry Program

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