Overview

Trees provide many benefits to our community, such as improving water quality, reducing stormwater runoff, lowering summer temperatures, reducing

energy use in buildings, reducing air pollution, enhancing property values, improving human health, and providing wildlife habitat. They also naturally absorb carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas) and release oxygen. The more trees we have, the more carbon dioxide gets removed from our air. However, tree canopy (the leafy area of the trees) can be extremely difficult to maintain and manage in a highly built out environment like Encinitas. The City is dedicated to the planting and protection of its urban forest, which is recognized as one of the City’s greatest natural resources.

# Trees

Number of Trees Planted

The City will track the number of new trees planted each year.

Goals
  • 150

    New Trees

    2020

  • 650

    New Trees

    2030

Goals
2020

150

New Trees
2030

650

New Trees

Actions to Increase our Urban Forest

The  Climate Action Plan (CAP) has a goal to develop and implement an Urban Tree Planting Program.

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