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*Division of Community Forestry is a branch of Louisville Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forestry Department 

The Division of Community Forestry (Division) is responsible for:

  • Enforcing Louisville Metro's Tree Ordinance
  • Overseeing the planting and maintenance of street trees on public property;  Including the permitting to plant, prune, and remove tree on public property of Metro maintained streets, unless the property pertains to a park or parkways
  • Leading the community through tree best management standards 
  • Working unilaterally with other city agencies and urban forest stakeholders to ensure the health and vitality of Louisville’s community forest

Division of Community Forestry Staff

Barry Edgar - Community Forestry Supervisor, ISA Certified Arborist KY-9868A, Tree Risk Assessment Qualified



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