Urban Forestry

Urban forests are sometimes forgotten when the demands of growing communities are considered.  Roads, buildings, parking lots, etc. are usually given priority when creating ordinances or designing community centers.  Trees, on the otherhand, stand silently as they await their fate.

The City of Forest Park, and more specifically the City's Environmental Program, is trying to change that thought process.  Through the "Reforesting" Forest Park and Tree Removal Programs, city residents can now relandscape their yards and be a part of an urban forestry awakening.  By providing funding (subsidizes) to help reduce residents' costs, approximately 100 new trees will be planted and about 70 dead/dying trees will be removed each year.

Granted, the City is thinking long-term.  But when dealing with urban forests, that is the only way to think. 

If you have a moment, place your cursor on the "Urban Forestry" heading located on the left side of this page.  You will get a more thorough description of what each program entails.