CA Dept. of Forestry grant will help expand and manage Woodland’s tree canopy

The City of Woodland, with the assistance of the Woodland Tree Foundation, was recently awarded a $356,000 California Department of Forestry grant. Foundation volunteers will plant 1.200 shade trees during the next three years, in partnership with the City, along Woodland streets, at schools, and continue the popular Neighborhood Shade Tree Program, which provides free shade trees for private residences. The grant will also fund the City’s first “Urban Forest Management Plan” to ensure our green infrastructure thrives and the shade canopy spreads over a larger area of the town. Funded by the State Cap and Trade Program, the overall purpose of the program is to reduce green house gases and global warming through the planting and professional management of trees, which absorb and store carbon. Woodland Tree Foundation will manage the tree planting program in partnership with Tree Davis.