The Department of Public Works (DPW) Urban Forestry Section works closely with other city departments, government agencies, and other community organizations to address any threats to the safe use of Rights-of-Way and public spaces caused by City-owned trees, as well as working to improve the overall health and condition of the trees, community landscapes and natural areas that make up the urban forest in Indianapolis.
DPW Urban Forestry manages tree issues along more than 3,700 miles of Right-of-Way, within parkland covering more than 11,000 acres, and on any other City-owned public spaces of the 370+ square miles of Marion County.
The Department of Business and Neighborhood Services (BNS) also has several specific responsibilities pertaining to urban forestry. Specifically BNS is responsible for enforcing Chapter 701, the tree and Flora ordinance for the City of Indianapolis.
DPW Urban Forestry is responsible for the following city services in parks and right of ways:
Other responsibilities include:
Apply for a Flora Permit
View Recommended Tree Lists for Indianapolis/ Marion County:
Request a Tree Inspection or Report a Tree or Brush Hazard
Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer FAQs
Urban Forestry FAQs
Marion County Tree Board
Tree City USA