Urban Forestry

Urban forestry is the careful care and management of tree populations in developed areas, for the purpose of improving the quality of life for residents and visitors. Urban forestry advocates the role of trees as a critical part of a municipality’s infrastructure.

A car drives down a street with trees

Benefits of Health Trees

What this means to the community as a whole, is that trees help:

  • Buffer noise
  • Clean the air
  • Deflect UV rays
  • Lengthen the life span of paved roads
  • Lower crime rates
  • Make the community more visually appealing
  • Manage storm water
  • Moderate temperatures
  • Prevent soil erosion
  • Slow winds

These are just a few benefits of healthy trees in a community.

Tree-Related Problems on City Property or in Rights-Of-Way

To report a tree-related problem on City-owned property or rights-of-way (such as a downed tree or broken limb), contact Tom Bradley of the Public Works Department.

If the situation is an emergency, dial 911.

Never touch downed limbs, trees, or wires!