5 - Enhanced Tree Canopy


Leading by example  |   Key CAP actions   |   How you can do more

Leading by Example

  • Amending Stormwater Management Bylaw to require DPW review of tree removal above 32" caliper aggregate
  • Planting 300-400 street trees annually

Key CAP Actions 2018-2019

  • Adopt Site Plan Review ordinance with tree preservation/protection and remove-replace components
  • Compare tree inventory with map of urban heat islands to identify areas in need for increased cooling
  • Create Green Building / Site Sustainability Guidelines for major impact projects that include tree canopy / greenspace component
  • Participate in an urban-forest carbon credits registry to fund stormwater and tree planting projects
  • Also see Brookline Open Space Plan