"To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees" - Thomas Jefferson
The Urban Forestry Department exists to provide a community forestry program that enhances the quality of life for all citizens by promoting proper planting and maintenance of trees and other vegetation on both public and private property... read more
Trees and their benefits
Trees are not only beautiful in themselves but add beauty to their surroundings. Trees add color to the urban scene, soften the harsh lines of buildings, screen unsightly views, provide privacy and a sense of solitude and security, while contributing to the general character and sense of place in communities.