Sonoma County — Important News on Tree Ordinance

Sonoma County — Important News on Tree Ordinance

Dear Supervisors

The following is a short summary of issues – supporting  a Tree Ordinance in Sonoma County

Forests, trees (in continental US and worldwide) are shown to be 15% to 20% of the solution potential for global warming.

In the US, our forests are 25% of their original capacity (that means 75% gone).  

Coastal “clearing” for more vineyards.

In Sonoma County it is worse – our remaining forests and tree inventory is from 10% to 12% of its original biomass.

Those numbers should be of concern.  If we want to do our part in addressing some climate change issues – we need to increase our tree biomass.

This is one issue that was totally ignored in the Sonoma County Climate Action Plan of 2020

Of course – there are other benefits of trees – including, but not limited to: wildlife, water quality and availability, fish, and beauty.

Please address this issue.

Alan Levine
Coast Action Group
Affiliate of Redwood Coast Watersheds Alliance
126 Steiner Ct.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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