Urban Forestry

Established in June of 2001, the Evansville Department of Urban Forestry is under the Department of Transportation and Services. 

Urban Forestry consists of 4 full-time tree crew workers and is managed by the Evansville City Arborist. The duties of the Department are as follows:

  • Enforcement of the Evansville Tree Ordinance.
  • Day-to-day activities related to hazardous tree and tree limb removal.
  • Removal of tree debris created by storms.
  • Inventory of existing public trees.
  • Supervision of the Arborist Licensing program.
  • Presentation of tree-related materials to public.
  • Development and dissemination of educational brochures pertaining to trees.
  • Inspection and recommendations for public tree issues.
  • Dissemination and review of public tree planting and removal permits.
  • Planning, performing, and assistance for public tree planting.
  • Recertification for Tree City USA status & Growth Award.
  • Planning and supervision of annual Arbor Day event.
  • Coordination with other government agencies, not-for-profit groups, and the public concerning tree related activities issues.
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