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/Limb Removal Programs, city residents can now re-landscape 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 100 dead/dying trees will be removed or pruned 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.