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Urban Forestry by Tristan Ragsdale

Urban Forestry by Tristan Ragsdale

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  • 1. The City of Chico’s Citizen Tree Planting Program “Thanks” or “Leaf Me Alone” A 2012 Geography Department Master’s Project by Tristan E. Ragsdale
  • 2. Benefits of Urban Forests Physical and emotional Environmental – Absorb 33,000 lbs pollutants per year – 1500 tons CO2 stored annually – 20 million gallons water captured Economic – 30% less energy – $2 billion savings annually with 100 million trees
  • 3. What is a Street Tree?Street tree ownership within the City of Chico. Only trees planted within the ROW (right-of-way) line are the city’s responsibility and where residents or business owners can plant astreet tree(s). Source: Denice Britton 2011.
  • 4. Citizen Street Tree Planting Program (CTPP) Overview Over 30,000 street trees in the City of Chico Over 3,500 potential street tree sites Survival rates
  • 5. City of ChicoStreet Tree PlantingLocations Source: Denice Britton, 2012
  • 6. Denice Britton at a workshop demonstrating proper street tree planting technique. Photo: Scott Gregory.
  • 7. Internship/Project Assist in CTPP implementation Determine the effectiveness of the CTPP from the analysis of motivational and disincentive responses Make recommendations
  • 8. Methodology
  • 9. CTPP Project QuestionnairesPermit Applicant Non-Permit Applicant
  • 10. Code Book Sample
  • 11. CTPP Results 60 workshop attendees 61 Trees Planted 37 CTPP participants 248 CTPP non-participants
  • 12. City of Chico Maintenance ZonesMap illustrating the maintenance zones of Chico. Source: Denice Britton 2011.
  • 13. CTPP Site Results Number of CTPP Chico Street Tree Maintenance Zone Trees Inventory1 10 16.39% 7,196 23.80%2 10 16.39% 2,434 8.00%3 3 4.92% 1,106 3.70%4 15 24.59% 4,279 14.00%5 14 22.95% 6,148 20.30%6 8 13.11% 4,677 15.50%7 1 1.64% 4,439 14.70%Total 61 100.00% 30,279 100.00%
  • 14. Site LocationsParticipant tree planting site locations within the City of Chico.
  • 15. Survey Results Expected return rate of similar surveys is 30% (McLafferty, 2003) 21/37 (56%) of permit applicants returned surveys 98/248 (40%) of non-permit applicant participants returned surveys
  • 16. Participant ResponseQuestion One: Please check off the reasons why you have participated in the Cityof Chico’s tree-planting program Not a A Factor Factor Motivation for participation (1) 2 3 4 (5) N ValueBeautification 17 1 2 0 1 21Property Value 5 2 3 1 6 17Energy Savings 6 3 1 2 5 17Wildlife Habitat 5 2 2 1 6 16Privacy 1 0 2 2 8 13Shade 15 3 0 0 1 19"Free Tree" 10 2 4 1 0 17"Improve Neighborhood" 15 2 1 1 0 19
  • 17. Non-Participant ResponseQuestion 1. Why did you not participate in the CTPP? Reason for not participating in Not a the CTPP and getting a street A Factor Factor tree (1) 2 3 4 (5) N -valueToo much trouble 20 4 3 4 24 55Not enough time 11 7 4 3 21 46Citys responsibility? 12 3 5 4 24 48Government interaction? 6 4 4 3 28 45Unable to plant 15 0 2 5 27 49
  • 18. Qualitative Responses Question #4 both questionnaires: comments or recommendations for future CTPP Positive (34/44)“Keep doing it. As a participant I now have a personal investment and interest in the welfare of our new tree.” Negative (10/44) “We do not want any city trees.”
  • 19. Conclusion95% maintenance behavior compliance rate Over 60 trees planted 37 participants
  • 20. Recommendations If possible, remove proof of homeowners insurance requirement – umbrella insurance plan? Involve non-profits or utility companies – Butte Environmental Council – PG & E Create permanent internship – Provide transportation – Plant trees for those willing to water – Door hanging brochure
  • 21. Thank you
  • 22. The City of Chico’s Citizen Tree Planting Program “Thanks” or “Leaf Me Alone” A 2012 Geography Department Master’s Project By Tristan E. Ragsdale