Urban Forestry

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The City of Gainesville’s Urban Forestry Division promotes the benefits of trees, maintains our 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 Tree City USA! 

Beginning in 1983, Gainesville received the Tree City USA designation because of the combined efforts of the City Beautification Board (CBB), the Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) and the Florida Division of Forestry. Today, Gainesville stands proud in its 4th decade as a Tree City USA.


News & Events

Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m.-12 at TB McPherson Park

Join the City of Gainesville and our neighbors for a celebration of Earth Day & Arbor Day. Pick up free, 3-gallon tree; limit two per household with 15 species to choose from. The tree giveaway is at T.B. McPherson Park, located at 1717 SE 15th St.


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