St. Augustine is a designated Tree City USA city. Learn more about the city's Street Tree Advisory Committee and how they work to keep our city beautiful.
The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining the city’s parks and keeping them attractive for residents and visitors. Visit our Parks page to learn more about our city parks.
According 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. And although city landscapes aren't thought of as forests, trees provide similar benefits as forests, such as providing cleaner air and water. In addition to environmental benefits, trees can:
- Beautify our neighborhoods (Which is most important for the City of St. Augustine)
- Increase property values
- Reduce home energy costs
- Block UV radiation
- Buffer wind and noise
- Provide shade
Urban Forestry Management Plan
In August 2017, the city began developing an Urban Forestry Management Plan (PDF) through a separate grant by the Forestry Division.
Tree Inventory Reports
The City of St. Augustine applies annually for a Tree Survey and Risk Assessment for trees in various parks, right-of-ways, and other public areas through a Tree Inventory Application offered by the Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program. Take a look at our Street Tree Inventory Reports for more information.