West Oakland Reforestation Plan

Location: Oakland

Project Type:

Providing a community group with needed tools, PGAdesign prepared a comprehensive reforestation plan for West Oakland including inventorying parking lots, school yards, medians and vacant lots.

The plan includes a list of tree species suitable for the area that also provide environmental benefits. The selections were based on a tree’s ability to improve air quality, abate stormwater runoff, and provide cooling shade. We also considered drought and cold tolerance, structural integrity, susceptibility to pests and diseases, maintenance needs and longevity. Data was collected in CAD plans as well as GIS inventory.

After the client identified an area for a pilot planting project of 300 trees, PGAdesign surveyed each block and marked appropriate locations. We also selected species for 13 arterial streets and prepared the necessary contract documents for bidding the work.

Location: Oakland

Project Type: Transportation

Providing a community group with needed tools, PGAdesign prepared a comprehensive reforestation plan for West Oakland including inventorying parking lots, school yards, medians and vacant lots.

The plan includes a list of tree species suitable for the area that also provide environmental benefits. The selections were based on a tree’s ability to improve air quality, abate stormwater runoff, and provide cooling shade. We also considered drought and cold tolerance, structural integrity, susceptibility to pests and diseases, maintenance needs and longevity. Data was collected in CAD plans as well as GIS inventory.

After the client identified an area for a pilot planting project of 300 trees, PGAdesign surveyed each block and marked appropriate locations. We also selected species for 13 arterial streets and prepared the necessary contract documents for bidding the work.

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