Welcome to Trees/Urban Forestry Management Program
The Parks and Recreation Department is charged with the management of Richmond Heights’ urban forest. Street and park trees contribute significantly to the physical makeup of our City and are one our most cherished features. Trees add to Richmond Heights’ beauty and livability. Our Urban Forestry Management Program involves the planting of new and replacement trees, the maintenance of existing trees, mainly through pruning, and the removal of trees that have died, are considered hazardous or have other non correctable problems.
The City of Richmond Heights has over 6000 trees in our City owned inventory. Trees help to improve air quality, reduce local air temperatures, and play an important role in achieving a quality living community.
For detailed information regarding planting, pruning and removal policies and schedules, please check the following links.
Tree Care - After the Storm
Other Urban Forest related websites:
Trees Are Good
International Society of Arboriculture
National Arborist Association
Emerald Ash Borer Website
Arbor Day Foundation
We also have many paper brochures located at THE HEIGHTS near the entrance to the Parks and Recreation offices that relate to tree care.