Tree Planting

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Forestry plants trees on all public property, including boulevards and parks. As of 2012, Forestry also plants trees in all new subdivisions.

New or Replacement Boulevard Trees

Homeowners are given an opportunity to choose the type of new or replacement tree planted next to their property. A survey is distributed to homeowners as a means for public input into the tree selection for their neighborhood. The ultimate goal is to have a diversity of tree species. With a mixture of tree species, environmental impacts are lessened when a disease or insect starts affecting the trees in an area.

Residents in developed subdivisions can request boulevard trees to be planted in their neighborhood by contacting Forestry. These requests will be added to the tree planting list. The number of City trees planted is dictated by the tree budget and time constraints of Forestry staff.

New Subdivisions

Trees in new subdivisions will be planted only after they are 80% developed and after sidewalks have been installed. If an individual homeowner in a new subdivision does not want to wait to have boulevard trees planted they have the option of planting boulevard trees at their cost. A Tree Planting Permit is required.

Businesses, Redevelopment or New Construction

Business owners need to submit a landscaping plan, which often includes boulevard trees, to Planning and Zoning for approval. Forestry is available to mark tree spacing after the underground utilities have been clearly marked.

Tree Lists

These lists highlight species that will be used to diversify city boulevards and that can also be used for home landscaping. Many newer tree varieties that the general public may not be aware of are listed.