Urban Forest Management Plan
The City conducted its first tree canopy analysis in 2006 and is required by City Ordinance, Chapter 13 to conduct an analysis and comparison every five years. The final report from a study of area tree coverage, conducted by the City, the University of South Florida, the University of Florida and the UF-IFSA/Hillsborough county Extension Service is now available for public review. Read the 2006-2007 Urban Ecological Analysis (UEA). Information from the report will allow m the City to develop management strategies to maintain a sustainable tree canopy for the future.
In 2006, Tampa had an estimated 7.8 million trees with a replacement value of $1.4 billion.
Summary of Tampa's 2006-2007 Urban Forest and Associated Functional Values
2011-2012 Tree Canopy Study
A tree canopy analysis is a study of where trees are located within an area
and how much area the tree canopy covers. The tree canopy analysis will identify
the extent of the existing tree canopy, identify the potential for new tree
plantings, and provide a baseline to monitor the tree canopy coverage. The City
of Tampa has partnered with the Tampa Bay Watershed-Forest Working Group, a
consortium that includes the University of South Florida and the University of
Florida on the project.