Urban Forestry

Urban Forestry is a vital function of the Parks, Recreation & Urban Forestry Department’s management responsibilities. The adoption of Fitchburg Ordinance 97-O-34 in 1998 created Chapter 54: Parks, Recreation & Forestry, through which the City’s Urban Forester is responsible for implementing the Urban Forestry Management Plan.  The city is responsible for all the trees in public areas and right-of-ways.

Urban Forestry Division


The Urban Forestry division is responsible for over 95 parks, conservation areas, greenways, and a golf course and cemetery. That includes more than 730 acres of parks and open space. As a result, the public urban forest is made up of more than 3,100 trees in parks and public spaces; more than 5,000 trees along streets, boulevards, and right-of-ways; and numerous wood lots like Mickelson Woods.

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