The Urban Forest of Takoma Park is every resident’s responsibility. We have to take care of our trees the way they take care of us. Taking care of your trees may feel intimidating and overwhelming at times so the City has developed the following educational resources to help empower residents with the knowledge needed to take care of the urban forest.
The Tree Care section of this page explains how to care for mature and young trees, ten common pests and diseases that could be affecting your trees, the relationship between invasive vines and trees, and how to build healthy soil for your trees.
The Preserving Trees during Landscaping and Construction section illustrates the concerns associated with each practice and what to be aware of.
The Tree Risk Management section describes the considerations that should be made when determining tree risk in regards to public safety.
The Hiring an Arborist section explains the services provided by an arborist, tips on hiring, and a link to find local certified arborists in your area.
The Benefits of Trees section covers the numerous ways our urban trees benefit the community.