The City provided examples of how it utilizes Arbor Pro software to manage the health, location and quantity of Santa Clarita’s extensive tree population. City staff also explained how local Urban Forestry efforts benefit the local community in regards to air quality, storm water and energy savings.
“The City is thrilled that the California Department of Forestry and Fire chose Santa Clarita as an example of a City eligible for its Inventory Grant program,” said Mayor Laurene Weste. “Their visit is a testament to the dedication of the City’s Urban Forestry staff toward maintaining Santa Clarita’s tree-friendly status.”
The California Department of Forestry and Fire’s Inventory Grant program provides approximately $1.5 million in grant funding to cities, counties, and districts in need of implementing or adding to an Urban Forestry or street tree inventory program.
For more information on the City’s demonstration to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, please contact Robert Sartain, Arborist for the City of Santa Clarita, at (661) 294-2518 or visit santa-clarita.com.
Release Date: 1/20/2010
Source: City of Santa Clarita - Link
Related: CAL FIRE State Board of Forestry - Link