View of Eugene from Skinner Butte - Photo credit Vern Rogers

Urban Forestry

Did you know that there are nearly 100,000 trees that line more than 530 miles of streets within the city, providing shade, filtration, and a scenic backdrop? Many thousands of additional trees are found in our developed park system and within the City’s 3,600 acres of natural area parkland. Natural area parks contain an array of native trees with associated understory, forming diverse habitats ranging from closed-canopied forest to open savanna. Our city’s urban forest helps make Eugene one of the most livable cities in the United States.

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City of Eugene earns 2016 Urban & Community Forestry Organization Award

Oregon Community TreePhoto of Mayor Piercy and the Parks and Open Space Urban Forestry team accepting the 2016 Urban & Cos (OCT) presented the City of Eugene with this year’s award in recognition of the city’s proactive approach to maintenance, commitment to tree health and good stewardship of Eugene’s urban and community forest. Mayor Kitty Piercy accepted the award, alongside Urban Forestry staff, in October 2016. The OCT award recognizes organizations engaging citizens, promoting tree planting and quality tree care, raising awareness about Oregon’s trees, and protecting Oregon’s urban forests to improve quality of life. Read more about the city’s accomplishments and leadership that earned this award


Chris Girard
Urban Forestry Supervisor
Ph: 541-682-4824

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