2013 STAC Annual Report PPT

Report
June 18, 2013
 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
 8 to 14 members, per resolution.
 12 current members:
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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
 Annual work plan
 Extension coordination
 Arbor Day celebration
 Inter-local coordination
 Award program
 Mangroves
 BCC agendas
 Master Plans
 Business Outreach focus
 Ordinance understanding
 Canopy analysis
 SCAT bus stop shading
 Capital projects update
 Street tree project update
 Comprehensive Plan policies  Tree Convocation
 County design guidelines
 Tree maintenance
 DSAC coordination
 Tree care
 Education
 Website
 Annual work plan
 Extension coordination
 Arbor Day celebration
 Inter-local coordination
 Award program
 Mangroves
 BCC agendas
 Master Plans (i.e. report)
 Business Outreach focus
 Ordinance understanding
 Canopy analysis
 SCAT bus stop shading
 Capital projects update
 Street tree project update
 Comprehensive Plan policies  Tree Convocation
 County design guidelines
 Tree maintenance
 DSAC coordination
 Tree care
 Education
 Website
 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
 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
 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
 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
 Recognize best tree practices in the community
 Encourage proper planting and pruning
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practices
Engage businesses
Administered by STAC
Applications/nominations
Recognition at STAC
 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.”
 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

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