This page provides information on a variety of programs, policies, studies, and efforts related to urban forest management. The City of Charlottesville takes an active role in our urban forest through:
The Charlottesville Parks and Recreation department is responsible for planting, maintenance, and removal of trees on public properties including parks, schools, street right-of-ways, and public buildings.
The City has appointed a Tree Commission to help advise staff and council on urban forest management efforts and policies.
City Ordinances contain information associated with trees and tree preservation in numerous sections. For more information please email the City Forester.
Urban Forest Management Plan
An Urban Forest Management Plan (PDF) has been developed that supports the City’s historical commitments, is strategic in structure and will enable Charlottesville to be proactive in the stewardship of our natural resources, both public and private.