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City of Austin's Urban Forest Program
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The Urban Forest Program seeks to enhance Austin's quality of life by fostering a healthy urban forest for all.

What is an urban forest?
The term urban forest describes the collection of individual trees that grow within a city. This includes trees in parking lots, along streets, in parks, or in your own yard. Any tree within the City of Austin helps make up our urban forest. Trees play an important role in our urban communities. Among other benefits, trees clean our air and water, provide refuge for wildlife, and improve health outcomes for people within cities. Urban Forestry is the practice of caring for and managing the trees within a city to ensure these benefits can be felt across a community.

What does the Urban Forest Program do?
The Urban Forest Program is responsible for implementing Austin's Urban Forest Plan. This plan sets a 20-year vision for managing Austin's trees and was adopted by Council in 2014. To do so, we foster partnerships and programming in support of four goals:

Grow: Support tree planting and related activities that maintain and increase urban tree canopy.

Care: Support urban forest health by promoting best practices for tree care.

Inform: Provide up‐to‐date information to enable people to make responsible decisions related to trees.

Inspire: Foster a lasting culture of stewardship by moving Austinites towards a deeper appreciation of our community’s trees.

The Urban Forest Program is part of the City of Austin's Development Services Department.