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J. Barrick

 Jeremy Barrick

Jeremy Barrick is the Urban Forestry Program Manager for the City of San Diego Planning Department and Past President of the Society of Municipal Arborists. He began his career working for several rural and suburban municipalities in Minnesota, before joining NYC Parks as a Borough Forester. After a brief hiatus, as a Consulting Arborist, he returned to NYC Parks as the Arborist within the Capital Design and Construction division before becoming the Deputy Chief of Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources. He is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist with a degree in Urban & Community Forestry from the University of Minnesota.

His work as the Urban Forestry Program Manager is focused on growing a resilient world class urban forest for all San Diegans. The goals of the Urban Forestry Program are to maximize the environmental benefits of trees, maximize the efficiencies in maintaining urban trees, and minimizing the risks of trees in an urban environment.

Global Forest Link students in San Diego and Russia conduct a live interview and Q&A with Jeremy Barrick the Urban Forestry Program Manager for the City of San Diego Planning Department and Past President of the Society of Municipal Arborists. The goals of the Urban Forestry Program are to maximize the environmental benefits of trees, maximize the efficiencies in maintaining urban trees, and minimizing the risks of trees in an urban environment.

Reports and presentations that may be of interest:

The draft Urban Forestry Program Five Year Plan

The Preliminary Result of the San Diego Urban Tree Canopy Assessment