County Board Waffles on Tree Survey

County Board Waffles on Tree Survey
Arlington last conducted a tree inventory in 2016. The inventory became surprisingly controversial as it suggested significant declines in Arlington’s tree canopy as development projects turned Arlington from green to gray.
  The Civic Federation overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Mar 16 calling on the County to “immediately” update Arlington’s tree inventory as part of the ongoing Forestry and Natural Resources Plan update. The president of the Civic Federation raised the matter at the Mar 20 County Board meeting.
   County Board members seemed flummoxed by the request despite having received in advance a lengthy letter from the Civic Federation.
  The “Information Gathering” phase of the Forestry and Natural Resources Plan update is scheduled to end in Nov of this year leaving little time to complete and analyze the tree inventory. Hence time is of the essence.
Sun Gazette News Report
Civic Federation Website
County Forestry and Natural Resources Plan Overview Page
Click image to enlarge