Preservation of our urban forest has been a part of West University Place since 1992. This ordinance requires tree preservation plans in conjunction with construction activities and requires the evaluation and replacement of any healthy trees. Since 1992, the city has developed extensive tree preservation plans in conjunction with the infrastructure construction projects. A Tree Master Plan has been adopted by City Council. An inventory of all trees in right of ways, parks, and public properties has been completed.
The City will be planting trees from the Tree Trust once again this fall and winter. Residents who wish to apply can stop by Development Services at 3826 Amherst and fill out an application or download the application from the City’s website. Applicants who have the required growth space and are approved will receive a 30 gallon tree at no cost to applicant. Larger trees may be purchased at the rates included on the Tree Trust Application. The trees will be planted, staked, mulched, and fertilized. Applicant will be responsible for maintenance after planting. Contact Craig Koehl, City Forester, at 713-662-5313 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like additional information. Applications will be accepted until October 14, 2016, and tree planting is planned for December 2016.