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Division Mission
The mission of the Forestry Division is to conserve and enhance the quality of life and provide for the safety of the citizens of the City of Rochester Hills by protecting, planting and maintaining a healthy urban tree population.

A systematic forestry program to manage the community’s trees, including inventory, inspection, monitoring and abatement, minimizes tree-related accidents and injuries.

Responsibilities
Established in 1985, the Forestry Division is responsible for maintaining more than 19,000 trees along approximately 280 miles of city-maintained streets, 87 miles of pathways and along the Paint Creek and Clinton River trailways. The division also maintains the trees growing in city parks, at city facilities and along major boulevards (Walton, Livernois, Crooks, Adams and Hamlin).

Street Trees
Each spring and fall, the Forestry Division oversees the planting of street trees by a planting contractor in newer subdivisions, where funding has been provided by the developer. In addition, street trees are available at NO charge for approved planting sites.

Tree City USA
The Arbor Day Foundation has named the City of Rochester Hills a Tree City USA annually since 1990. The Tree City USA designation recognizes our community’s commitment to a quality tree management program.
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Rochester Hills Parks & Natural Resources offers 3 Day Outdoor Adventure Camp this summer!
This June, the City of Rochester Hills will be hosting a new 3 day summer camp as our Outdoor Engagement opportunities continue to grow. Read on...
Rochester Hills Parks & Natural Resources Hosts Upcoming Outdoor Engagement Programs
This May, the City of Rochester Hills will continue to offer programs to get residents and families more connected to the outdoors and our natural resources right here in our city. Read on...

Gerry Pink
Gerry Pink

Lead Arborist
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Dave Etz
Dave Etz
Arborist
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Jonathan Matiuk
Jonathan Matiuk
Arborist
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Department Email 
Ph: 248.656.4673

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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