Caring for Boise's Trees
Each year during the month of April, Arbor Day is celebrated as a tree planting holiday. It originated from early enthusiasm for trees and their benefits for a greener future. During Arbor Day week and throughout the year, the City of Boise celebrates the rich tree canopy that provides a variety of clean air and water benefits for our parks and neighborhoods, along with recognizing the unique team that cares for Boise’s trees.
More than 35,000 public trees grace our city thanks to the efforts of Boise’s residents and Community Forestry, a branch of the Boise Parks and Recreation Department. Through education, volunteer programs and tree care, Community Forestry helps maintain our namesake in the City of Trees. The forestry division offers expansive tree pruning and planting guidance, hosts a variety of educational programs, and acts as stewards in the city’s efforts to promote environmental sustainability and climate resiliency. Division members also respond when weather events cause downed limbs or trees to fall in neighborhoods across the city. Their work is vital to restoring power for residents following a wind or rainstorm and partnerships with Treasure Valley organizations mean a healthier, safer tree canopy environment for all.