Urban Forestry

Duties & Responsibilities


The Urban Forestry division provides arboriculture service and consultation to the residents of Durham on issues relating to the trees on City property and rights-of-way. This division is dedicated to the pruning, planting, removal, and protection of trees using the latest arboriculture techniques and safety standards.

The mission of Urban Forestry is to enhance the quality of life for the Durham community by providing professional quality tree care and planting on city rights-of-way, in parks and around city facilities.

Tree Request Form


If you would like to request a street tree by your property, please click on the link located below and fill out the form.  While we do our best to plant the species requested, we are limited by the type of trees we have in stock and are also limited by issues related to location (car visibility, power lines, planting space, etc).  Please note that our tree planting season runs from November through February.  Any requests made during or after the month of January will likely not be fulfilled until the following planting season.  Requests are fulfilled in the order that they are received.

Tree Request Form

Durham Open Access Woodyard

Woodyard FAQ
Terms and Conditions

Notification of Circuit Line Clearance Work


Duke Energy continues to conduct tree trimming in the areas northwest of I-85 and W.T. Harris Boulevard. The route starts at the substation off of Hillsborough Road near Ninth Street and heads south following Broad Street and Swift Avenue, turns south onto Chapel Hill Road and serves residential neighborhoods southeast of Duke University.
Clearance Work Map

Duke Energy Line Clearance


Imperial Substation Plan
Imperial Substation Map