Improving the Visual Image of the City
The Hood River Tree Committee was formed in 2007 in an effort to maintain and protect the aesthetic quality of the City’s residential and business environment and to establish a process and standards that will minimize uncontrolled cutting or destruction of trees and vegetation within Hood River. The Tree Committee protects the scenic beauty and livability of the City by promoting a process for preserving and/or renewing its tree canopy and by implementing standards for the planting, maintenance and survival of desirable trees and vegetation. The Tree Committee also recognizes the value of the urban forest for its effect on air quality and wildlife habitat, and as a noise barrier and visual contrast to the developed urban environment.
- Trees and vegetation enhance property values, provide energy conservation, and are an important factor in enhancing the quality of life in the City.
- The City of Hood River and the community have made a substantial investment in the planting and maintaining of trees and other vegetation throughout the area.
- Trees and vegetation make a substantial positive contribution to the visual image and livability of the City.