What do we do?

What do we do?

Urban Forestry has the responsibility for the maintenance of all the City’s street trees, which are often located between the street and the sidewalk, or any other trees in a right-of-way.  These duties include, but are not limited to:

  • serving as the lead agency in care of Cincinnati’s public street trees
  • performing an inventory every six years of each neighborhood’s street trees in preparation for preventive maintenance
  • plant public street trees to support community development projects and to replace dead or missing trees
  • respond to storm emergencies involving trees and the public right-of-way
  • provide comprehensive arboricultural services to public trees for citizens and city agencies upon request
  • provide wood recycling services from wood created through maintenance operations (see Urban Timber Program)
  • aiming to achieve and maintain optimum tree canopy cover
  • maintaining our Tree City USA distinction, an accomplishment that has been ongoing since 1981