The City of Missoula's Urban Forestry Division exists to maintain, enhance, and expand Missoula's urban forest. This is accomplished through tree pruning, planting, hazard removals, and assorted other cultural treatments that improve the overall condition of Missoula's urban forest and consequently the quality of life in Missoula, Montana.
Missoula's urban forest is made up trees lining streets in parks, river corridors, backyards, front yards, alleys, cemeteries, plazas, and parking lots. In 1991, Missoula established a comprehensive tree care program that provides full service to the community's urban forest.
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For more information, please see the City Ordinance Number 3043 (PDF) Amending Chapter 12.32 Missoula Code Entitled "Comprehensive Tree and Shrub, Planting, Pruning, and Maintenance Regulations."
Tree care and planting guidelines are found in the Technical Appendix (PDF).