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Urban Forest Master Plan

A roadmap. A strategy. A blueprint.

The Urban Forest Master Plan will inform the City of Des Moines how to sustainably maintain, nurture and build the urban tree canopy for the benefit of all residents.

Start by reading the plan summary.  If after reading the summary you want to read more research and writing on the concepts presented here, we invite you to read the CHAPTERS.

In 2013 the City of Des Moines prepared, with the help of Real World Externships for Teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), an early version of what the Master Plan would look like. PRELUDE