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DDOT Urban Forestry

DDOT Trees is the Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) whose primary mission is to keep the District's street canopy healthy, safe, and growing.

Scheduled tree work orders that are either routine, emergency, and/or storm-related are posted online and updated either monthly (for routine work) or daily (for emergency work). Includes an interactive Current Street Tree Removal Map.

ARRA logoAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Projects to Enhance Urban Tree Canopy and Increase Green Infrastructure
Three American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) Grants were awarded in 2009 to fund coordinated projects; Impervious Surface Reduction, Green Median Renovation, and Tree Canopy Renovation.

The District of Columbia Grove is part of The American Grove, a national online community created to engage and encourage citizens to plant trees, share stories and experiences, and protect the urban tree canopy.

Any residents and contractors who wish to plant, prune, or remove a tree within the Public Right-of-Way must first obtain permission from the Department of Transportation and the Urban Forestry Administration.

DC Assessment of Urban Forest Resources and Strategy - urban tree-lined streetDC Assessment of Urban Forest Resources and Strategy
The 2008 Farm Bill amended the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act (CFAA) by requiring States to complete a statewide assessment of forest resource conditions and a long-term statewide forest resource strategy.

Adopting a tree is a great way to make nature part of your family.

The Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) has established a new policy for property owners who are concerned about the yearly inconvenience caused by falling female ginkgo tree fruit.

DDOT's UFA Green Grant Application Form is funded through the US Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program. UFA offers grants of varying size on a rolling basis.

Health Care to Hot Air - Why Urban Forests Matter - autumnal foliage and a view of the Nation's Capitol from the DC MallHealth Care to Hot Air - Why Urban Forests Matter
Explore the Impact of Trees on… Mind, Body, Leaf - The Wood in Your Wallet - Climate - Water - Energy.

How to Maximize Energy Savings with Trees - a lightbulb screwable base part with tree growing out of it. Maxamize Energy Savings with Trees
Strategically placed shade trees - a minimum of three large trees around your home - can reduce air conditioning costs up to 30 percent. Find out how.

Anyone, residents and contractors alike, who plant, prune or remove a public street tree within the Public Right-of-Way, must first obtain permission from the Department of Transportation and the Urban Forestry Administration.

Call 311 or go to 311 online to request street tree services, including reporting emergencies, pruning, removals, and planting.
How to identify tree diseases in Washington, DC.
From November to May, DDOT Trees will plant at least 7000 street trees citywide in all eight wards. The planting schedule for specific neighborhoods is subject to change due to equipment, weather, emergencies and other extenuating circumstances.
In addition to permitting, planting, and maintaining tree populations, the Urban Forestry Administration arborists are authorized to protect DC’s trees by issuing citations that carry financial or other penalties for violations of regulations.
Tree-Related Standards and Specifications - white rolled up plans and a yellow hard hatTree-Related Standards and Specifications
Access information to tree-related standards and specifications for the District of Columbia.