Sonoma County — Important News on Tree Ordinance
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).
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.
Coast Action Group
Affiliate of Redwood Coast Watersheds Alliance
126 Steiner Ct.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404