News: DEC Grant Helps NT Invest in Urban Forestry Initiative
The City of North Tonawanda is proud to announce the signing of the contract with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation who awarded the City a grant in the amount of $50,000 for execution of a Tree Inventory and Community Forest Management Plan. The funds will be used to contract a certified arborist consultant to inventory and assess the trees within the city right-of-way (estimated at approximately 13,000 trees) and incorporate the data findings and recommendations into a community forestry management plan (CFMP). “The CFMP will not only be a great tool in helping us plan ahead and be proactive about the care of our current trees, including risk management and invasive species management, but will also be utilized as a guide in a planting strategy moving forward to help the City invest in it’s tree canopy to maximize the benefits to the community”, said Parks & Recreation Director Alex Domaradzki. The City hopes to have the request for proposal of contractor services out in the beginning of April, and a completed inventory and CFMP by the end of the 2021 calendar year.
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