BROOKLINE– The Brookline Parks and Open Space Division is encouraging residents to share their input regarding the Town of Brookline’s Urban Forest Climate Resiliency Master Plan.
The Urban Forest Climate Resiliency Master Plan is intended to position the Town to proactively and equitably prepare for and protect against the impacts of climate change on Brookline’s public and private trees, and prepare for and mitigate impacts to the community and environment overall.
An “Urban Forest” consists of all the trees that populate a town or city – including park trees, street trees and the trees in residents’ front yards. These trees sequester carbon, reduce flooding, decrease ambient air temperature, improve water quality and much more.
The Brookline Parks and Open Space Division will be discussing the results of the town’s urban forest inventory and the next steps in the plan at the second virtual open forum on Monday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. Residents can attend the virtual forum via Zoom here.
In an effort to reach as many residents as possible, the Brookline Parks and Open Space Division has also created a survey for residents to share their thoughts and opinions regarding the Urban Forest Climate Resiliency Master Plan. Residents can participate in the survey until it closes on Oct. 31.
“Urban forestry is a considerable asset to the Town of Brookline in offsetting the impacts of climate change,” Director of Parks and Open Spaces in Brookline Erin Gallentine said. “We would greatly appreciate our residents taking the time to attend our meeting and respond to the survey. These opportunities will allow our community to share what they love about our urban forest, how it can be improved and how we can ensure its resiliency for generations to come.”
If you are interested in learning more about this project, please view the project page here.
Anyone with additional questions can contact Katie Weatherseed, project manager, at [email protected] or 617-730-2088.