Responsibilities

The division of Urban Forestry is responsible for the management, planting, replacement and maintenance of all shade and ornamental trees growing in public parks, open spaces, along right-of-ways, and in the cemetery.

The Parks Maintenance and Public Works crews are responsible for the regular pruning of public trees and the removal of dead, diseased, or hazardous trees along city streets and boulevards. The Urban Forestry division is responsible for the maintenance and replacement of these trees.

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Responsibilities
  • Management, planning, planting, protection, removal, replacement, and maintenance of all shade and ornamental trees in public ways and public areas.
  • Hazard and diseased tree risk assessment and remediation for any tree or shrub on public or private property that constitutes a public nuisance or endangers the life, health, safety, or welfare of persons or property.
  • Assist residents in handling diseases and insect infestations, and tree selection for street terraces or on private property.