Oakland Urban Forest Plan

The forthcoming Urban Forest Plan will assess Oakland's urban forest and provide an equitable vision for the care, maintenance, and growth of our trees.


Tree Canopy & Land Cover Assessment Completed

Summer 2020

Street and Park Tree Inventory Completed

Spring 2021

Equitable Community Engagement Conducted

Spring and Summer 2022

Urban Forest Council District Summary Completed

Summer 2022

Tree Planting Completed (700 trees)

Winter 2023

Urban Forest Plan Draft Ready for Public Review

Expected Fall 2023

Project Location


To better understand the current needs of Oakland's urban forest, the City applied for and received a grant from the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) funded by California Climate Investments, approved by City Council Resolution 87388 in 2018.

The grant project includes a street and landscaped park tree inventory, the planting of 700 trees in flatland communities, and the development of Oakland's first Urban Forest Plan for the long-term health and improvement of the urban forest.

A series of reports and analyses listed in the project documents section below were completed in preparation for the Urban Forest Plan and provide baseline information for making informed decisions to improve Oakland's urban forest.

Get Involved

A draft of the Urban Forest Plan will be available for public review and comment before being revised and brought to the City Council for adoption. This page will be updated with a link to access and review the draft when it is ready. Please sign up for email updates (link at the top of the page) to be notified when the draft is ready.

Oakland's Trees in the News:
- Urban Heat Island Effect: What It Is and What We Can Do to Fix It
- Want more trees in your neighborhood? Take this city survey
- Oakland's trees are dying faster than they can be planted, despite community efforts

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