City of Phoenix, Arizona Tree and Shade Master Plan

The City of Phoenix Tree and Shade Master Plan addresses urban forestry and the value of trees in Phoenix, Arizona. The urban forest, as described in the plan, is essential to creating a sustainable city because it solves many problems with one single solution.  By investing in trees and the urban forest, the city can reduce its carbon footprint, decrease energy costs, reduce stormwater runoff, increase biodiversity, address the urban heat island effect, clean the air, and increase property values.

The Tree and Shade Master Plan will not only provide a framework to achieve an average 25 percent tree canopy coverage by 2030, but will also help achieve many goals and policies from the Green Phoenix Initiative.




Publication Date: 2010

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  • City of Phoenix, Arizona


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