Medford’s tree canopy is expanding all thanks to the Forestry Division, and our residents! The forestry division is committed to sustaining the vibrant, healthy, diverse, and unique landscape of The City of Medford. Due to our dedicated efforts in tree planting, we have been named a “Tree City USA” by the National Arbor Day Foundation, continuing to plant over 100 trees each year.
The Forestry Division is responsible for maintaining trees on public ways and in public spaces in the City of Medford. Under the guidance of the Tree Warden, trees are planted, pruned, or removed, as necessary. These practices sustain our urban forest which provides critical environmental and health benefits, as well as increasing property values and cost savings to the City of Medford and its constituents.
Medford adheres to “right tree, right place” philosophy, which is highly recommended by the National Arbor Day Foundation and MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (MA DCR), among other federal and local agencies. The goal is to plant trees, in greater numbers of species and varieties, in locations where they can grow and thrive into maturity. Diversification of species and planting of trees in appropriate locations, especially under urban conditions, will ensure success of trees and provide benefits to the community for many years, even generations, to come.
All about Trees!
- What does it mean to be a "TreeCity USA"?
- Request a new sidewalk tree
- Volunteer Efforts
- "Best" Tree Practices!
- "Setback Tree Planting" Explained
- Trees Medford!
What does it mean to be a "TreeCity USA"?
Request a new sidewalk tree
"Best" Tree Practices!
"Setback Tree Planting" Explained
City Hall: Room 304
Phone: (781) 393-2417
Fax: (781) 393-2422
In an emergency, after 4:00 p.m., please call (781)-393-2445