- Tree City of the World 2020
- Tree City USA for 44 years
Urban forestry is the care and management of tree populations in urban settings for the purpose of improving the urban environment. Urban foresters plant and maintain trees, support appropriate tree and forest preservation, conduct research and promote the many benefits trees provide.
The Parks and Urban Forest Manager maintains nearly 15,000 street trees plus all public and park trees to ensure their maximum performance for the community. Street trees are located in any public street right-of-way. Maintenance of these trees requires a cooperative effort between the homeowner and the city. For more information, call the Parks and Urban Forest Manager at (614) 901-6598.
Westerville's Urban Forest Adds Value
Collectively, Westerville's urban trees provide environmental, economic and social benefits. Trees:
- Intercept rainwater reducing storm water runoff
- Shade homes and buildings keeping them cooler and saving energy
- Improve air quality, filtering dust and other pollutants out of the air and absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off oxygen.
- Add privacy and help reduce noise and glare
- Provide food and shelter for birds and other wildlife that are often displaced in urban environments
- Reduce stress! Evidence exists that the sight, smell and touch of plants reduces our stress level.
Click the image below to visit the City Tree Viewer map.
This application will allow you to view information about trees that are maintained by the city such as the species, condition, trunk diameter, and mature tree height.