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.
The City will track the number of new trees planted each year.
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Curious about the types of trees our City owns?
Do you see a city-owned tree around that you love? Find out what it is on our Tree Tracker!More Information
Learn about our Urban Forest Management Plan!
The City has a Plan to maintain all public trees. Learn what is involved in this program!More Information
The San Diego Association of Environmental Professionals recognized Encinitas’ 2018 Climate Action Plan (CAP) with the distinguished award of Outstanding Planning Document of the Year. The CAP was acknowledged for its exceptional clarity, accessibility, and environmentally sound design elements.Full Article
- Encinitas Advocate - Del Mar Times
- San Diego Union Tribune
- The Coast News Group
- U.S. Department of Energy