Department Information

The Forestry Department activities include three stages of the forest’s life. The young tree at planting, tree maintenance while growing and tree removal of dead and dying trees. 

The Forestry Department has the proud distinction of 30 years designated as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.  There are four standards for a city to gain such a distinction:

  • The City must have a Tree Board that represents the community and its forestry needs as an advisory to the City Forester.
  • The City must have an Ordinance which addresses the planting and care of trees.
  • The City’s Forestry Program must have an Annual Budget of at Least $2 per capita.
  • The City must hold an Annual Arbor Day Observation and Proclamation.


In addition to meeting the Tree City USA requirements, the City of Jamestown has received a Tree Growth Award every year for the last 11 years and recognizes environmental improvement and a higher level of tree care in the community as evidenced by additions or significant improvements to the tree program during each year of recognition.  Jamestown was designated as a Sterling Tree City USA in 2009 for ten completion of 10 years of achieving the Tree Growth Award.

For more information on the Jamestown Forestry department including a city street tree inventory, information on tree pests, tree maintenance, planting and more please refer to the following document: Jamestown Urban Forest Information

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