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Sarasota Tree Advisory Council STAC Annual Report. June 18, 2013. Resolution 2012-040 Purposes and Duties. Provide a conduit for Citizen Input to the Board Recommend individual street and neighborhood Planting Projects and Priority of projects

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Sarasota tree advisory council stac annual report

Sarasota Tree Advisory CouncilSTAC Annual Report

June 18, 2013


Resolution 2012 040 purposes and duties
Resolution 2012-040 Purposes and Duties

  • Provide a conduit for Citizen Input to the Board

  • Recommend individual street and neighborhood Planting Projects and Priority of projects

  • Assist the County in updating and revising a Consolidated Tree List

  • Assist in the dissemination of Public Information

  • Review and recommend revisions to the Sarasota County Code of Ordinances relating to trees for consideration by the Board

  • Nominate new Canopy Roads for consideration by the Board

  • Make other such Recommendations to the County as the Council may see fit consistent with the terms of this Resolution

  • Carry out Other such Duties as the Board may require


Membership
Membership

  • 8 to 14 members, per resolution.

  • 12 current members:

    • Chair Shawn Pierson*, 2/12 to 2/15

    • Vice-Chair Paula Griffin*, 2/12 to 2/15

    • Chris Hice, 9/11 to 9/14

    • Fran Palmeri, 9/11 to 9/14

    • Martha Horton, 9/11 to 9/14

    • Steven Tanaka*, 2/12 to 2/15

    • Wendy Conn*, 2/12 to 2/15

    • Wayne Grubbs*, 2/12 to 2/15

    • Kevin Greene*, 2/12 to 2/15

    • Terry Lipman*, 2/12 to 2/15

    • Grant Beatt*, 2/12 to 2/15

    • Monty Clark*, 8/12 to 8/15

      *Nine New Members Appointed Since March 2012


What we worked on discussed
What we worked on/discussed

  • Extension coordination

  • Inter-local coordination

  • Mangroves

  • Master Plans

  • Ordinance understanding

  • SCAT bus stop shading

  • Street tree project update

  • Tree Convocation

  • Tree maintenance

  • Tree care

  • Website

  • Annual work plan

  • Arbor Day celebration

  • Award program

  • BCC agendas

  • Business Outreach focus

  • Canopy analysis

  • Capital projects update

  • Comprehensive Plan policies

  • County design guidelines

  • DSAC coordination

  • Education


What we are working on
What we are working on

  • Extension coordination

  • Inter-local coordination

  • Mangroves

  • Master Plans (i.e. report)

  • Ordinance understanding

  • SCAT bus stop shading

  • Street tree project update

  • Tree Convocation

  • Tree maintenance

  • Tree care

  • Website

  • Annual work plan

  • Arbor Day celebration

  • Award program

  • BCC agendas

  • Business Outreach focus

  • Canopy analysis

  • Capital projects update

  • Comprehensive Plan policies

  • County design guidelines

  • DSAC coordination

  • Education


Celebrating trees
Celebrating Trees

  • Arbor Day, April 2012

    • Celery Fields Mound

    • Tree planting

    • Tatum Ridge Elementary

  • Arbor Day, April 2013

    • Education focus

    • Partnership with Extension

      Pruning for Tree Health

      (6 attendees)

    • Commercial Focused

      Tree School (60 attendees)

  • Tree City USA Designation 22nd Year


Tree convocation 2012
Tree Convocation 2012

  • November 2012 at Twin Lakes Park

  • Welcome stakeholder input

  • Inform STAC discussions.

  • Suggest County/STAC priorities

    • 51 attendees

      • 12 STAC members

      • 19 members of the public

      • 7 IFAS Extension staff

      • 13 County staff

  • Follow-up web survey

    • 27 participants


Tree convocation event
Tree Convocation Event

  • Results: https://scginternet.scgov.net/AdvisoryBoards/Pages/STAC.aspx

  • Valuable community input

  • Feedback focused on

    • Exotic and invasive plant species

    • Fruit trees

    • Outreach and education

    • Planning strategies

    • Planting practices

    • Proper tree care and management

  • What are we doing with this information?

    • Informing our discussions

    • Seeking BCC engagement


Education
Education

  • Tree Website

    • A to Z: Trees

    • www.scgov.net/trees

    • New improved website

    • Links to tree related educational materials

  • Coordination with Extension

  • Arbor Day Event connection

  • Possible future focus areas

    • Homeowners Guide

    • Tree care


Concept to consider sarasota tree and canopy awards
Concept to consider Sarasota Tree And Canopy Awards

  • Recognize best tree practices in the community

  • Encourage proper planting and pruning practices

  • Engage businesses

  • Administered by STAC

  • Applications/nominations

  • Recognition at STAC


Planning for the future
Planning for the Future

  • Comprehensive Plan ENV Policy 4.6.12. sets a tree canopy coverage goal of 40% within urban service boundary.

  • Past information/planning documents:

    • 2004 Urban Ecosystem Analysis.

    • 2006 DRAFT Urban Forestry Management Plan.

    • 2007 -2011 DRAFT Urban Forestry Five Year Strategic Plan.

  • Opportunity to revisit and explore new “report.”


New report
New Report

  • Updated canopy analysis (e.g. i-tree)

  • STAC supports:

    • History of STAC

    • Provide results of canopy analysis

    • List canopy goals

    • Review strategic plans, keep worthy goals

    • How are we working towards these goals

      • Canopy roads, street trees, planting projects, proper tree care,

        education, permitting overview

    • Public engagement process

    • Promote partnerships, collaboration, business awareness

    • User-friendly, education focused

      • Example: Sarasota Bay Estuary Program State of the Bay


Questions
Questions

Up Next:

Canopy Management Discussion