What is Urban Forestry?
Urban forestry is the cultivation and management of trees in and around the places we live -- cities, suburbs, and rural communities -- for their contribution to the environment, community, and economic well-being of society.
The City Arborist works in the Planning Department and administers the Landscaping and Tree Conservation ordinances, as well as other tree-related programs. For more information about the role of the City Arborist, visit the Tree FAQs page or contact the City Arborist at 336-373-2150.
What does an urban forestry program do for Greensboro?
- Serves as a leader for tree-awareness programs.
- Provides you with valuable information about tree care, reputable tree care companies, and how to comply with tree ordinances.
- Trains and supervises City crews or contractors on proper tree-trimming practices.
- Champions tree planting and preservation of existing trees when developers propose new projects.
- Evaluates trees on public property and rights-of-way for potential hazards.