Issue details

Issue details

Urban Forest Strategy

The trees and vegetation that make up the urban forest provide a range of benefits such as habitat for biodiversity, carbon storage and flood protection. This strategy is for the whole city, not just City Council land and seeks to protect what we have, increase what we have, and engage communities and stakeholders in the process. The strategy has a target to increase the overall canopy cover for Oxford using the “right tree, right place” principle. The strategy highlights specific areas where there is particularly low canopy cover or where benefits can be maximised.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/03/2021

Decision due: 8 Sep 2021 by Scrutiny Committee

Decision due: 15 Sep 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Deputy Leader - Green Transport and Zero Carbon Oxford

Lead director: Head of Corporate Strategy

Contact: Emily Green, Environmental Sustainability Officer Email:

Reason date could change: Confirmed for this meeting

Is the date subject to change: No

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