Everyone benefits from the silent work that trees perform around the clock:
Improved water quality
Habitat for wildlife
Increased property values
What is a Community Forest?
Whether it’s a tree in a park or a tree in your backyard, all of the trees in Fridley make up the community forest. Public trees include those in boulevards, right-of-ways, parks, and other municipal property that are cared for by the city. Private trees are those that are on privately-owned land and are cared for by the property owner. Together, these trees form our community forest. You can help by doing your part- plant a tree!
How Do We Grow a Healthier Community Forest?
Increasing tree species diversity improves our forest's long term health and resiliency. Insects and diseases can wipe out entire populations of overused trees and create major canopy losses.Think about planting a less traditional tree in your yard to improve our forest's resiliency. Click here for more information on selecting a tree for your yard.
2016 Fridley Urban Forestry Study
Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald ash borer is an invasive insect that rapidly kills ash trees. Ash trees comprise more than 20% of Fridley's community forest, so the disease could change the character of Fridley's streets and parks. Click here to learn what Fridley is doing to reduce the impact of this disease.