The Public Works Department handles all forestry within the city. The purpose and emphasis of the forestry staff is to maintain an attractive and safe urban forest. The city has certified tree inspectors on staff who's focus is helping control and prevent tree diseases commonly known as Oak Wilt Disease, Dutch Elm Disease, and Emerald Ash Borer (or shade tree diseases). In addition, the city tree inspectors will identify hazardous trees.
Access information on buckthorn, an invasive species of plant.