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Urban Forest Equity Plan

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In 2021, the City of Holyoke is worked in partnership with Davey Resource Group, Community Circle, and Fair Forests Consulting to create a comprehensive strategy for protecting and expanding our city's trees. The Urban Forest Equity planning process included a public tree inventory to learn more about our existing urban canopy, and a series of public forums and other activities to better understand community priorities for Holyoke's trees.

 

Urban Forest Equity Plan Ready for Review

After a series of public forums, public tree inventory, interviews with Holyoke Staff, and review of existing data, Holyoke's first Urban Forest Equity Plan was completed in July 2021. The full report and executive summary outline major findings on the state of Holyoke's urban forest, as well as recommendations for improved engagement, planning and management.
Please click the following links to download the full plan and executive summary documents:

 

This project was made possible by a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Action Grant from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Continue to check back on this page for updates about how you can get involved in the process. For further information, please contact one of the following City Staff members or project partners below.

Yoni Glogower, Director of Conservation and Sustainability: glogowery@holyoke.org

Cynthia Espinosa, Senior Project Manager, Office of Planning and Economic Development: espinosac@holyoke.org

Mike McManus, DPW Superintendent: mcmanusm@holyoke.org

 

Project Partners

Davey Resource Group | Tree & Ecological Services

Davey Resource Group

Contact: Kerry Gray kerry.gray@davey.com

 

Fair Forests

Fair Forests Consulting

Contact: Dr. Christine Carmichael fairforests@gmail.com

 

 

Community Circle

Community Circle

Contact: Daphne Politis daphne@community-circle.com

 

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