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Sustainable Columbus  
910 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215 

Alana Shockey
Deputy Director, Sustainable Columbus
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Erin Beck
Assistant Sustainability Officer
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David R. Celebrezze
Resilience and Behavior Change Manager
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Bethany Bella
Sustainable Columbus Coordinator
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Sara Ernst
Sustainable Columbus Coordinator
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Katherine "Swid" Swidarski
Climate Action Plan Implementation Manager
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Erin Query
Community Relations Coordinator
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Report illegal dumping to [email protected]

Trees, trees, trees

Urban forests are critical in reducing the heat island effect, soaking up carbon emissions, increasing habitat for wildlife, reducing crime, filter pollutants, reduce flooding, increase property values, and improve our quality of life among other benefits. The City of Columbus is a proud member of the Arbor Day Foundation and has proudly been named a "Tree City USA."  Learn more about how these resources are managed by the Department of Recreation and Parks.  

The City adopted an executive order regarding tree protection and mitigation. Read more here.

With the help of a grant from the Columbus Foundation and the expertise of the City of Columbus Division of Forestry, residents in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus have started the Lower Olentangy Urban Arboretum.  The project is restoring the tree canopy in a defined area with the species that were historically present there.  The project protects water quality and enhances the biodiversity of plants and animals.

Read more about the Division of Forestry here.