Preservation of our urban forest has been a part of West University Place since 1992. This ordinance requires tree preservation plans in conjunction with construction activities and requires the evaluation and replacement of any healthy trees. Since 1992, the city has developed extensive tree preservation plans in conjunction with infrastructure construction projects. A Tree Master Plan has been adopted by City Council. An inventory of all trees in the right of ways, parks, and public properties has been completed.
The City will be planting trees from the Tree Trust once again this fall and winter. Residents who wish to apply can stop by Development Services at 3826 Amherst and fill out an application or download the application from the City's website. Applicants who have the required growth space and are approved will receive a tree at no cost to the applicant. The trees will be planted, staked, mulched, and fertilized. Deadline for applying is December 6. The applicant will be responsible for maintenance after planting. Email Craig Koehl, City Forester or call him at 713.662.5313.