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Trees provide many benefits in urban settings. They reduce air and noise pollution, help conserve water, save energy, and reduce soil erosion, saving money, enhancing businesses and providing beauty to the places where we live and work. 

IDL staff and contracted community forestry assistants provide technical and educational assistance to help citizens and professionals with a wide range of actions ranging from ordinance creation to urban forestry program development, helping communities use trees and forest canopies strategically.

Urban and Community Forestry Menu

Idaho Emerald Ash Borer Preparedness

This is a template designed for community leaders, city foresters, planning departments, contractors, and the general public to download and use for their own local planning purposes.

Urban and Community Forestry News

Don't miss out: Our archive of newsletters includes the most current editions and older ones, dating back to 2017. Review this resource for timeless information and sign up for newsletters.

Tree City USA Bulletins and Resourcs

Tree City USA has published more than 100 pamphlets filled with practical advice for arborists and professionals engaged in urban and community forestry. Download these resources for free.

Tree City USA and Growth Award Website

Learn more about Tree City USA, apply for Tree City USA status, re-certify or apply for a Growth Award are encouraged to complete the application online. Applications are due December 15th.

Urban & Community Forestry Library

Learn more! This virtual library holds a wide range of urban forestry resources including tree care, pest identification, pro tips and much more.

Yearly Arbor Day Celebration

Idaho communities are encouraged to participate in the “Planting Idaho” program. Applications are sent to communities throughout Idaho and a lottery style drawing is used to determine who receives the grants.

Statewide & Regional Program Contacts

IDL Urban & Community Forestry Program
Matt Perkins
Program Manager
(208) 626-1779

Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah & Shoshone Counties
Garth Davis
Spokane Conservation District
(509) 535-7274 ext 212

Counties south of the Salmon River
Gerry Bates
(208) 681-5964

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