Urban Forestry oversees the City of Houston's urban forest. This includes the planting, pruning and, when necessary, removal of trees from parks, esplanades and all city-owned property. Urban Forestry will trim trees for height clearance issues and will remove dead or hazardous trees on street rights of way.
COH Urban Foresters or their representatives are only authorized to work on City of Houston property. Citizens should contact a professional arborist or tree service regarding trees on their private property, except for city rights of way.
If you witness the removal of trees from street easements, please call 832-395-7100 immediately so we can check for permits and avoid unnecessary street tree loss. This phone line is answered 24 hours a day.