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Urban Forestry We are responsible for the planting, pruning and removal of trees on public property including Parks, Public Grounds, and Street Right-of-Way. Tree growing along roads and called street trees and are generally located in the tree lawn, an area between the street and sidewalk. The tree lawn is within the street right-of-way and is public property as are the trees.

We're Green!  Every year we plant at least 2,000 new trees throughout the Greater Columbus area. The carbon offset for 2,000 trees is 400 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, which is the equivalent of carbon dioxide a medium sized car getting 21 mpg would emit if it traveled 727,284 miles in a single year! We prune 6,000 trees per year. We remove 1,500 trees each year.

Report Storm Damage/ Emergencies Do you have recent storm damage due to fallen tree? If so, call (614) 645-3111 or click the "311" link below. Once on the site, choose the "City Tree Needs Maintenance" option provided. (An account must be created to report storm damage.)   - 311

Do you have a non-life threatening emergency due to a fallen tree? If so please call the Columbus Police at (614) 645-4545.

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Champion Big Trees American Forests' National Big Tree Program is a conservation movement to locate, appreciate and protect the biggest tree species in the United States. Find out where you can see these trees!  - learn more

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Emerald Ash Borer The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive beetle species that feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree's ability to transport water and nutrients which often results in the death of the tree. - learn more

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Horticulture The Urban Forestry section of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department operates and maintains two of the most beautiful parks in the city; the Topiary Garden and the Park of Roses. - learn more

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Request to Plant a Street Tree If you would like to request a street tree be planted, click the "learn more" button below. Make sure to choose the "Request clarification about a service request type" option. - learn more

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Urban Forestry Master Plan (UFMP) This Urban Forestry Master Plan (UFMP) is a strategic and long-term investment in Columbus’s urban tree canopy. Learn More