What is Urban Forestry?

Urban Forestry is stewardship of the local environment through planning for and management of trees growing throughout a city.  These trees may include individuals or groups of trees growing in locations such as residential areas, street right-of-ways, park land, around businesses, on undeveloped lots, or really anywhere that trees might grow within an urban area.  Another major component of urban forestry is education about and advocacy for the many environmental, economic, health, and social benefits that trees and natural ecosystems provide. 

For information about Urban Forestry in Edmond, view the links below:

  • Tree Programs – Information about specific tree management programs
  • Things to Do - Ways to get involved with the Urban Forestry Department
  • Landscape Ordinance - Information about landscape requirements for non-residential developments
  • Tree Resources - Educational information about tree planting and care

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1. What is Urban Forestry?
2. If there is an issue with a tree at my home, can someone from the Urban Forestry Department help me decide what to do?
3. What is the best way to ensure that newly planted trees will survive?
4. Will the City take care of trees on private property?
5. How do I know if I am eligible for the Foster-A-Tree program?
6. Do I need a permit to prune or remove a tree at my home?
7. Can the City recommend a tree care service?
8. How can I get free trees through the City?
9. Will the City prune trees around my electric service line?
10. I have a problem with my neighbor's tree. Can the City help?
11. How can I get involved with Urban Forestry?