Making Democracy Work

Urban Forestry

Support of a healthy, sustainable Urban Forest in Knoxville which is managed to provide our citizens with a continuing level of economic, social, environmental and ecological benefits today and into the future. This includes:
  • An inventory of Knoxville's existing Urban Forest, and plans for maintaining or planting new trees
  • Education and increased awareness to assist citizens with compliance, and to understand the needs and benefits of a healthy, sustainable Urban Forest
  • Protection for environmentally sensitive areas such as steep slopes, stream banks, wetlands, and ridges
  • Adequate regulations to ensure that we develop and maintain a healthy, sustainable Urban Forest in Knoxville
  • Adequate enforcement and resources to verify that requirements for tree protection and planting have been met and are maintained. (Adopted 5/2003)