Duties and responsibilities to be undertaken by the Urban Forest Advisory Committee:
To create a robust plan for urban forestry to aggressively expand the City of Richmond’s tree canopy through tree planting and tree care initiatives; to recommend programs, policies and ordinances to implement and promote the City’s Urban Greening Master Plan and the General Plan, and to coordinate with Public Works staff regarding management and maintenance efforts;
To serve in an advisory capacity, as a citizen thought partner and clearinghouse for the exchange of information and ideas with the City of Richmond, City Council, other commissions and citizens of Richmond for all tree planting and tree care initiatives;
To promote and foster public awareness, education, advocacy and support for urban forestry in the City of Richmond;
To foster volunteer opportunities related to urban forestry;
To create public-private partnerships with businesses and non-profit organizations that support urban forestry initiatives.