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Urban Forestry

Healthy Tree Canopy

The Urban Forestry Section is part of the Montgomery Parks Horticulture, Forestry and Environmental Education Division supporting the acquisition, conservation, development, maintenance, and management of parks.

Our section oversees the inspection, maintenance, preservation, and care of trees in more than 420 parks and over 36,000 acres of Parkland. We provide training and guidance to staff, other agencies, and the public as it relates to tree selection, care, assessment, preservation, maintenance, plant health, and green waste utilization. Our specially trained staff strives to maintain a healthy tree canopy on Parkland by utilizing the latest techniques and innovations in the industry.

Tree Inventory

Montgomery Parks’ tree inventory is being collected by our Arboriculture Section to gather information that will help us better manage trees in our developed parks throughout the County.
The goals of the tree inventory are to:

  1. Provide long-term maintenance of trees on a regular cycle
  2. Understand tree species distribution to plan for tree planting
  3. Track and combat tree pests and diseases
  4. Increase the public’s awareness of the benefits of trees


Last Updated: September 20, 2023