Urban Forestry Department
Mission and Purpose
"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.
Tree Planting Guide
Most professionals agree that it is better to plant the tree a little high than too deeply.
If the tree is too deep, tip it from side to side or raise the tree up while sliding soil under it until the root system is at the appropriate depth.
To adjust for the top-most root being too deep in the root ball, set the top of the ball several inches higher than the landscape soil.