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Updated 05/2012

Street Trees



This page covers topics related to street trees and planting strip landscaping. They are considered part of the urban forest. For planning topics, see MRSC's Urban Forestry page that includes master plans. The Streetscape Topics page provides information on green streets, street beautification, and use of street edges.

Street Tree Programs

  • Are Small Trees Always Appropriate As Street Trees?, by Michael Kuhns, Extension Forestry Specialist, Utah State University Cooperative Extension
  • Community Forestry, Cornell University, Urban Horticultural Institute - Provides information on community forestry planning, conducting a street tree inventory and resources to help you implement your master plan, from choosing the right trees and how to plant them to working with people to maintain and improve the urban forest
  • Safe Streets, by K.L. Wolf, College of the Environment, University of Washington, 2010 - This article surveys the research on roadside vegetation benefits, and the scientific evidence concerning city trees, and transportation safety - Alternate title: Safe Streets - A Literature Review in Green Cities: Good Health
  • Vancouver, B.C Board of Parks and Recreation Street Trees Management Program

Street Tree Plans

    Street Tree Regulations

    Street Trees, Sidewalks, and Utilities

    Tree Root Damage

    Tree Trimming for Utilities

    Emergency Tree Removal Procedures - Storm Cleanup

    Leaf and Waste Wood Removal

    Planting Strip Landscaping

    Need more information?

    Feel free to Ask MRSC. Washington cities, counties, and our contract partners can call or email MRSC for more information and advice - free of charge.