Urban Forestry

Tree Landscaping by ExitThe Urban Forestry Program is responsible for enforcing ordinances related to trees within the city and is coordinated by the Urban Forester. They perform all maintenance on trees on any city property. This includes planting trees on rights of way and in parks, removal of hazardous trees, and cleanup of storm damage. The section's 14 employees are responsible for over 100,000 trees!

The Urban Forester also coordinates the Community Roots Day (an annual project to plant trees) and provides educational presentations and information about trees to our citizens. The Urban Forester also monitors utility companies for proper work activities around trees. Finally, this position inspects all existing forest canopy within the rights-of-way, parks, and city properties to determine viability, safety, and work programs related to trimming.

Information about Trees


Tree-topping is prohibited by city ordinance for trees on city property or right-of-way! Tree-topping will shorten the life of trees - avoid it! Watch this video for tips on proper pruning of trees to keep them healthy.

Tree Planting

Watch a video about tree planting guidelines.

Managing Trees & Shrubs

Management of trees and shrubs on city property or right-of-way and on private property is an important part of keeping our city beautiful and safe. Watch this video on managing trees and shrubs.

For more information please call 336-748-3020.