Community Forestry


Community Forestry encompasses a wide range of activities that are required to maintain our community's trees and forest in a strong, healthy condition to maximize the many benefits that trees provide. This includes the following:

  • Planting, mulching, and watering new trees in parks and rights-of-way. Pruning young trees to ensure long-term healthy structure.
  • Removal of hazardous street trees (PDF) or park trees that die or create a safety hazard.
  • Working with Liberty's Tree Board to address needs and concerns regarding our community forest. 
  • How to care for trees (Missouri Department of Conservation)
  • How to plant and mulch a tree (Missouri Department of Conservation)
  • Meeting the requirements to maintain our Tree City USA status. Liberty has been a Tree City since 2005. 
  • Providing education to the public on tree selection, planting, and care.
  • Trees to be planted in the right of way Recommended Street Trees.
  • Implementing a Tree Management Plan (PDF) that includes a strategy for managing Emerald Ash Borer and other serious forest pathogens.
  • Assess and monitor all components of our community forest, including street trees, park trees, and natural forest tracts across the city.

Support Community Forestry

Help us continue to grow the forest canopy in Liberty by donating to the Tree Liberty fund through the Liberty Parks & Rec Foundation.

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(Please select the Tree Liberty line in the drop down menu when making your donation to ensure the proper designation)