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News: DEC Grant Helps NT Invest in Urban Forestry Initiative

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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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