CITY OF POULSBO
MASTER PUBLIC TREE PLAN
November 15, 2001
Donna Jean Bruce
POULSBO CITY COUNCIL
Jim Henry, Tree Board Liaison
PARKS and RECREATION COMMISSION
Mary McCluskey, Parks and Recreation Department Director
Bill Duffy, Public Works Department Superintendent
Glenn Gross, Planning Department Director
WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
URBAN and COMMUNITY FORESTRY PROGRAM
Kevin LeClair, Past Urban and Community Forestry Program Coord.
Sarah Foster, Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Forester
Jodi Luedecker, Urban and Community Forestry Contract Specialist
USDA FOREST SERVICE
POULSBO TREE BOARD
Past Tree Board Member Contributors
The Poulsbo Tree Board dedicates this document to the memory of Betty Iverson, former Poulsbo Tree Board Member.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Long Term and Short Term Management Goals and Policies
Public Tree Ordinance
Public Tree Standards and Specifications for Planting,
Maintenance and Protection
Poulsbo Street and Park Tree Lists
Street Tree Master Design Plan
Public Tree Hazard Rating System
7. Public Tree Maintenance Costs
City Street Map
Public Tree Maintenance System, Estimated Labor per Work Task
Sample Public Tree Inventory Sheet
Poulsbo Urban Forest Inventory Summary
Poulsbo Public Tree Species Diversity List
Poulsbo Public Tree Size Distribution
Poulsbo Public Tree Condition
Tree Species Code List
The purpose of this master plan is to develop a management tool that will provide the City’s Urban Forestry Program a pro-active approach toward managing public trees. This plan includes the following:
Short and Long Term Management Goals.
Creation of a maintenance program for the health of the City’s urban forest.
A current inventory of the City’s public trees.
A recommended street tree and park tree list.
Design of a master plan for tree planting in designated areas of the public rights-of-way.
Integration of this plan with the various municipal departments that manage the City’s urban forest.
Input from community members through public meetings.
Involvement and input from the Poulsbo Tree Board members.
City Council adoption of the Master Public Tree Plan and its contents.
Each section of this plan presents different management aspects for Poulsbo’s public tree resource.
“Trees are the only part of the municipal infrastructure that actually increase in value”
Preston Cole, Urban Forester, City of Milwaukee, WI
The City of Poulsbo offers the Master Public Tree Plan to provide information to the community about the proper care and maintenance of its urban forest. This plan is intended for use by citizens, builders, City Staff, and utility companies for the planting and maintenance of the City’s public trees.
The development of the Master Public Tree Plan comes at a time when the City’s 5-Year Urban Forestry Strategic Plan is at its final year. The success of the strategic plans goals and objectives have built a foundation for the development and implementation of the Master Public Tree Plan.
This master plan reflects Poulsbo’s commitment to plant and maintain a healthy and diverse community forest.
Section 1. City of Poulsbo Master Public Tree Plan
SHORT AND LONG TERM MANAGEMENT GOALS AND POLICIES
Poulsbo urban forestry related issues that were determined by the tree board members and council liaison during a monthly meeting.
Width of Planter Strips
Master Public Tree Plan
Loss of Trees
Choosing the Right Tree for the Right Place
Existing Trees and Conflicts with Proposed Development
Road Projects Need to Include Funds for Street Trees
Damage to Existing Public Trees During Construction
Overhead Utility Line Conflicts With Public Trees
Public Tree Ordinance and Standards
Promotion of Trees and Their Benefits
Urban Forestry Program Funding
The following goals and associated policies are a result of the City of Poulsbo’s Tree Advisory Board, Parks and Recreation Department and other municipal department efforts to recognize urban forestry related issues concerning staff and the community.
Long Term Goals