The Urban Forestry Division was formed to protect, preserve, enhance, and nurture Winter Park’s urban forest by utilizing best management practices and the most up-to-date scientific research. Staff maintains existing vigorous trees, removes dead/diseased/dying trees, and replants with a diverse species selection in an effort to promote our most important renewable resource as well as sustain our forest for today and future generations. The city’s urban forest consists of over 75,000 trees on private and public property and there are over 25,000 trees in city rights of way.
The division is also responsible for maintaining trees in parks and around facilities, trees coexisting with electrical facilities, rights of way trees, and community outreach and education. Please see the links below for specific questions or concerns.
Tree Related Requests
Removal of Trees on Private Property
To obtain a tree removal permit, please submit the application below. Staff will perform a field inspection and follow up via phone or email.
City staff is available to speak to groups or individuals regarding tree care concerns. Brochures are available that cover a wide variety of tree maintenance issues in the Urban Forestry Division office, located on the second floor of City Hall at 401 South Park Avenue
Please email Dru Dennison at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
- Building Permit Checklist (Commercial)
- Building Permit Checklist (Residential)
- Current Tree Ordinance 2895-12
- Examples of Alternative Species to Establish a Diverse Canopy (Approved Species)
- Tree Barricade Detail
- Tree Planting Update & Strategies (December 8, 2014)
- Urban Forest Management Plan