Urban Forest Master Plan


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Forestry Division staff members manage the care and maintenance of approximately 64,000 public trees located along City streets and in City parks and cemeteries. This includes tree pest management, pruning, planting, removal, inspection and responding to public requests. Visit the Forestry Services dashboard to find out more. 

The office is currently engaged in an update to the City's Urban Forest Master Plan, last updated in 2012. The updated plan will incorporate community input and city resident Tree Ambassadors from every quadrant with multiple opportunities for public engagement.  The update will describe the City's forestry initiatives to address issues such as environmental justice, climate change, and educational opportunities. The City's Urban Forest Master Plan update is expected to be complete June 2024.

You’re invited to complete an online survey at any time via Instant Input by visiting https://tinyurl.com/RochesterUrbanForestSurvey.

The City held a series of public workshops so residents could share ideas about expanding and improving Rochester's urban forest and discuss any issues they’d like to see addressed in the Urban Forest Master Plan Update. All of the public workshops covered the same content and a recording from the meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. can be viewed here

The 2012 Urban Forest Master Plan can be found here.

December 20, 2023 webinar recording:


For all other questions contact the Forestry Division:

Monday -Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
210B Colfax Street
(585) 428-7581