Use this service to request trees be planted along the street right-of-way to enhance the neighborhood and help sustain Tampa’s community forest and shade canopy.
Community Tree Program,
was established in 1997 by the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department.
The goals for this program are to enhance neighborhoods and help sustain Tampa's
urban forest and shade canopy. This program encourages community involvement at
both the time of planting and beyond, generating a sense of responsibility and
environmental stewardship in citizens.
Ways Trees Can Benefit Your Neighborhood
- Trees help clean the air we breathe.
- Trees help clean our water by holding rainfall on the leaves and
branches, making the threats of flooding less likely.
- Trees save energy by shading buildings and minimizing the need for air
- Trees give the neighborhoods a sense of place, a community where
neighbors know one another, and slow traffic
- Studies show that trees help us feel peaceful and secure as they bring a
bit of nature into our urban environments.
- Trees bring people together and neighborhoods are made stronger by the
shady streets and parks.
- The tree canopy is essential for sustaining a viable ecosystem for
birds, small animals, and the rest of the web of life that surrounds us
How the Program Works
- Trees are planted on City rights-of-way, which are located between the
curb and sidewalk.
- Residents must be responsible for watering and maintaining the new tree
on an ongoing basis.
- Limit of 2 trees per residence. Demise of any tree does not guarantee a
- Each site will be inspected to carefully match the new tree to existing
landscape conditions and or restrictions.
- Tree's sizes available are 15 to 30 gallon.
- Ten gallons of water per tree per day for the first 30 days; three times
per week thereafter.
- Provide water during dry conditions
- Earthen tree wells and mulch will be installed with the trees to retain
Find more information on the Parks & Recreation -
Community Tree Program web site