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Urban Forestry Services

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The City of Fort Lauderdale provides tree-related services across departments. The following staff are available to assist you.

  • Urban Forester, Sustainability Division
  • Landscape Plans Examiner, Department of Sustainable Development
  • Engineering Division, Public Works

We are here to help you with all the information you need to plan your plantings and care for your trees. Use the following chart to access our Urban Forestry Services.

If....  Then.... 
A City-owned tree has fallen Contact City of Fort Lauderdale Customer Service at 954-828-8000 or online
A City-owned tree needs to be removed Contact our Urban Forester via Customer Service as noted above
You require information regarding tree removal on private property To find a removal permit, and information on what types of replacement trees are allowed, please contact the Department of Sustainable Development, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm at 954-828-6520
A sidewalk has been damaged by tree roots Please contact Barbara Howell, Project Manager II, Engineering Division, Department of Public Works at 954-828-4505 or e-mail her at
A city-owned tree appears diseased or afflicted with bugs Contact our Urban Forester via Customer Service as noted above
A privately owned tree appears diseased or afflicted with bugs Consult our Garden Pest Directory and/or the arborist of your choice
You would like to get a free tree Sign up for our Adopt A Tree program or attend one of our Quarterly Tree Give-aways
You are not sure what type of tree to plant on your property Consult our information on Selecting your Trees and our  GYR Tree Directory

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