Urban Forestry Overview
What We Do
Find an Urban Forester Near You
Western Lake Erie Basin EAB Community & Woodland Assistance Program
Tree City USA
Urban Forestry Resources
Emerald Ash Borer
Canopy Preservation Ordinances
Tree Commission Academy
Employment, Intern and Networking
Urban Forestry Advisory Committee
Ohio Street Tree Evaluation Project
OSU's Urban Wood Utilization Project
Urban Forestry Program Mission - Provide community officials and allied agencies with the organizational and technical ability to effectively manage the trees along streets, within parks, and on public grounds.
Division of Forestry
2045 Morse Road
Columbus, OH 43229-6693
way to improve the social, economic, and environmental health of your community. If you’re interested in starting or improving a local urban forestry program, contact your local urban forester.
Ohio's Urban Foresters are available to assist communities with their urban forest management needs.
As our urban areas continue to expand – they now cover 69 million acres nationwide and are increasing at a rate of 1.3 million acres per year – it becomes increasingly important that we strive to maintain and manage existing trees as well as initiate programs to plant and care for new trees.
Why? Public trees are a relatively low cost investment with high returns that have allowed many Ohio cities and towns to effectively improve their livability. Trees increase in value the minute they leave the nursery and continue to appreciate as they mature.
They add to property resale/rental value by improving curb appeal not to mention the numerous other economic, environmental, and health benefits they provide. Safe, healthy trees also supply year round interest that helps to improve the quality of life of Ohio’s citizens.