Trees in St. Augustine

Magnolia Street TreesAccording to the U.S. Forest Service urban forests include the trees in our yards, parks, public spaces and along our streets in cities which we reside. 


Although city landscapes aren't thought of as forests, trees provide similar benefits as forests, such as providing cleaner air and water. Trees improve the quality of life of cities by contributing not only to the aesthetic beauty but also environmental benefits. In addition to environmental benefits, trees can:

  • Beautify our neighborhoods (Which is most important for the City of St. Augustine)
  • Block UV radiation
  • Buffer wind and noise
  • Increase property values
  • Provide shade
  • Reduce home energy costs

We Encourage You

The City of St. Augustine encourages the planting of trees as well as proper tree trimming and pruning and the removal of trees (with proper approval and a Tree Removal Permit (PDF) when warranted. However, some tree species are protected.

  1. Memorials
  2. Mitigation
  3. New Construction
  4. Removal

The Memorial Tree Program enables citizens to enhance our community’s aesthetic appearance through the landscape of street rights-of-way and other public outdoor spaces. Due to St. Augustine’s Memorial Tree Program, contributors can remember the past while at the same time renew life. Download the Tree Memorial Application (PDF) to participate in the program.