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The Urban Forestry branch of Louisville Parks and Recreation is comprised of three divisions: Landscape, Parks Forestry, and Community Forestry.

The Division of Landscape is responsible for planting new trees, and the care and maintenance of young trees in Louisville Parks and Parkways.

The Division of Parks Forestry is responsible for the care and maintenance of mature trees, and removal of dead and dying trees from Louisville Parks and Parkways.

The Division of Community Forestry 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




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