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. A comprehensive list of the City of Durham's goals and strategies as it relates to tree care can be found in the City of Durham Urban Forest Management Plan.
Tree Request Form
If you would like to request a street tree by your property, please use the Tree Request 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.