There shall be a City Forester position within the Bureau of Parks and
Recreation. The position shall be filled by a qualified arborist. The duties of
the City Forester are:
A. To manage the Forestry Division.
B. To assist the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation in
responsibilities specified in 20.40.045.
C. To provide administrative staff services to the Urban Forestry
D. To develop and periodically update specifications for planting,
pruning, removing and maintaining trees in accordance with proper arboricultural
E. To prepare and submit the annual budget request for the operation
of the Forestry Division.
F. To provide all supervision of tree maintenance services including
cutting, pruning, spraying, planting and tree removal required by or performed
by the City bureaus, subject to the annual budget provided for by the City
Council for such services and subject to City bureaus’ contracting to have such
services provided by private contractors as may be engaged by City bureaus
pursuant to the City’s normal contracting procedures through the City’s Bureau
of Purchases and Stores.
G. To prepare a monthly report on Urban Forestry activities for
H. To carry out the other duties specified in this