Trees & the Urban Forest

The City of Gainesville’s Urban Forestry promotes the benefits of trees, maintains the urban forest to ensure diversity of age and species, mitigates canopy loss, minimizes hazards; and conserves the high quality heritage trees that make Gainesville a “city in a forest.”




City of Gainesville Urban Forest Ecological Analysis 2016

This is a presentation of the findings from the inventory of Gainesville’s urban forest, which was completed in partnership between University of Florida, School of Forest Resources & Conservation and the City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, from May to October 2016. Learn more...

Tree Ordinance Stakeholder Committee Materials

The Tree Ordinance Stakeholder Committee has been asked to make recommendations for quick changes to incentives for tree preservation, equity of tree mitigation requirements, uses of tree mitigation funds, and the economic impact of tree mitigation to the Gainesville City Commission. All Committee agenda, minutes and materials will be posted HERE.

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Urban Forestry

City Arborist: Mark Siburt

Contact:  Phone: 352-393-8171

              Fax: 352-334-3299



Address:  P.O. Box 490

               Station 24

               Gainesville, FL 32627-0490

Cane Boil & FiddleFest NOV 25, 2017 $ 352-334-3326
Florida/National Arbor Day JAN & APR / MAY 352-393-8187
Gainesville Greenway Challenge YEAR-ROUND 352-393-8425
Great Invader Raider Rally JAN 28, 2017 352-393-8425
Jean Dorney Memorial Wildflower Walks OCT 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 352-334-3326
Old Florida Seed and Story Swap SPRING & FALL 352-334-3326 
Native Plant Sales SPRING & FALL 352-334-3326
City Beautification Board (CBB) events