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Urban and Community Forestry



Urban forestry in West VirginiaWest Virginia cities and communities contain a valuable forest resource, the urban forest. A community's urban forest includes all street and park trees as well as privately owned trees in residential neighborhoods, all of which enhance the quality of life for every West Virginian.

The Urban and Community Forestry program:

  • promotes the long-term care of trees in cities and communities 
  • encourages the initiation of municipal tree boards and ordinances that establish guidelines for the planting and maintenance of trees on public property.