The City of Chico wants your input on taking care of our urban forest. The City's urban forest is made up of trees growing on private property, along City streets, and in parks. Chico is in the process of creating its Urban Forest Master Plan (UFMP), which will guide the City and tree care professionals to proactively and effectively manage our trees. The success of the UFMP relies on the public's input.

To ensure the UFMP considers and incorporates the priorities of the people who live and work in Chico, the following survey is provided for your voice to be heard. We want to know where focus should be placed as the City's urban forest program is continually improved.

Your feedback will be kept anonymous, and findings from the survey will only be reported in group form. All survey responses will be stored securely and confidentially. Your participation is completely voluntary, and you may stop the survey at any time.

We appreciate you taking part in this important process.

For additional information about the City's Urban Forest Master Plan, please contact us at UFMP@dudek.com.

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* 1. What rating would you give the health and appearance of public space street trees in Chico? Public space street trees are defined as trees in the right-of-way, in parks, and other publicly owned land.

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* 2. Trees are considered part of the City’s infrastructure. How important do you think trees are compared to other infrastructure like streets, sidewalks, water, sewer, traffic signals, lighting, etc.?

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* 3. I consider my neighborhood street trees a valuable community asset that contributes to my quality of life in Chico.

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* 4. Select the option that best represents the main concerns you have about growing and/or maintaining trees on your property. Check all that apply.

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* 5. Of the following options, select the top TWO most important benefits that trees provide in your neighborhood.

  Most Important Second Most Important
Cooling neighborhoods and homes
Habitat for wildlife
Protecting human health
Improving the environment (such as air quality, water pollution)
Aesthetics or appearance
Carbon storage to mitigate for climate change
Improving property value

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* 6. Of the following options, select the top TWO threats facing trees in your neighborhood.

  Most Important Second Most Important
Drought
Aesthetics or appearance of unmaintained trees
Unnecessary tree removal
Conflicts with property (home foundation, driveway, etc.)
Conflicts with City infrastructure 
Wildfire
Pests and diseases

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* 7. What factors are important to consider when selecting a tree to plant on your private property? Check all that apply.

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* 8. What factors are important to consider when the City selects a tree to plant on public property? Check all that apply.

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* 9. Where would you like to see more trees planted in Chico? Select all that apply.

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