Section 1

Attitudes/Feelings about Trees

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* 1. What is your opinion regarding the overall quantity of trees in the City of San Jose?

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* 2. How would you rate the overall condition of trees in public spaces across the City?

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* 3. What should be the top TWO goals of the City of San Jose Community Forest Management Plan?

  Most important Second most important
Maintaining the existing trees
Removing dead, dying or otherwise hazardous trees
Reducing the number of trees removed every year
Increasing the number of trees planted every year
Planting new species to increase species diversity and to protect against climate change

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* 4. Which of the following best describes your feelings about preserving mature trees when they are in conflict with development.

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* 5. How important are trees when you consider using public spaces such as sidewalks, parks, community centers, outdoor cafés, shopping centers, etc.?

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* 6. Of the following, what are the top TWO benefits you desire from trees in your neighborhood?

  Most Important Second Most Important
Clean air
Sense of neighborhood
Animal habitat
Shade
Reduced crime
Beauty

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* 7. What is the main issue you would have with a tree on your property?

  Most pressing issue Second most pressing issue
They provide too much shade
They’re too costly to prune and maintain
They create excessive fruit or leaf debris
They damage underground pipes, buildings, or sidewalks
They use too much water
They cause damage from falling branches

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* 8. Rate your response to the following statement: The City of San Jose should have ordinances that establish minimum tree canopy cover standards for individual properties.

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* 9. How often do you inspect your street trees or the trees on your property for health and structure?

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* 10. To the best of your knowledge, what is the recommended frequency for the maintenance pruning of trees in an urban environment?

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* 11. Does the City of San Jose need to do more to notify residents about tree removal permit applications that have been submitted?

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* 12. Rate your response to the following statement: The current fines (displayed below) for the illegal removal of trees are adequate for deterring the illegal removal of trees.

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Tree Removal Fine Table

Tree Removal Fine Table

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* 13. Approximately how much have you spent on maintenance or repairs related to trees or tree root damage over the past 5 years?

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* 14. If required, what do you feel is a reasonable fee to charge for a tree PRUNING permit?

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* 15. If required, what do you feel is a reasonable fee to charge for a tree REMOVAL permit?

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* 16. Who should be responsible for the protection, planting, and maintenance of street trees?

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* 17. Would you support a ballot measure that required the City to take full responsibility for the planting, maintenance, pruning, and removal of street trees if it also meant a special tax or assessment on individual property owners to fund the program?

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* 18. How much would you be willing to pay, annually, in taxes, fees, or assessments to ensure the City properly maintains street trees?

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* 19. Do you have any other comments to add?

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