Urban Forestry

Urban forestry is the management of vegetation, particularly trees and forests, to improve the urban environment and the quality of life of people who live, work and spend their leisure time in urban and urbanizing landscapes. 

An Urban Forestry Agent is available to provide educational programs on urban tree management and to serve as a source for urban tree information to commercial tree companies and to the residents of Duval County. To contact the Urban Forestry Agent send an e-mail to: lfigart@coj.net.

Helpful Links

Tree Owners Manual (Great Basic Information)

Pruning Crape Myrtle

New Fact Sheet on Tree Planting (1162 KB PDF)

New Fact Sheet on Selecting Nursery Trees(999 KB PDF)

University of Florida Tree Web Page

University of Florida Urban Tree Selector

How To Hire an Arborist

Find or Verify a Certified Arborist

Florida Urban Forestry Council

Calculate the Benefits Your Tree

Tree Care Consumer Site

24 Ways to Kill a Tree (From Virginia Tech)

Powerpoints from Recent Programs

The Habits and Habitats of Florida's Flowering Trees

Right Tree Right Place Mike Robinson

Choosing and Planting a Quality Tree  Figart

Evaluating the Planting Site Northrop


Urban Forestry
Extension Agent

Larry Figart