Maintaining Our Forests
The City of Missoula's Urban Forestry Division exists to maintain, enhance, and expand Missoula's urban forest. This is accomplished through tree pruning, planting, hazard removals, and assorted other cultural treatments that improve the overall condition of Missoula's urban forest and consequently the quality of life in Missoula, Montana.
Missoula's urban forest is made up trees lining streets in parks, river corridors, backyards, front yards, alleys, cemeteries, plazas, and parking lots. In 1991, Missoula established a comprehensive tree care program that provides full service to the community's urban forest.
Contact the Urban Forestry Division via email or phone (406) 552-6253. Our office is located at Park Operations, 100 Hickory St., 59801.
Services & Resources
- 2015 City of Missoula Urban Forest Master Plan
- 2015 Urban Forest Management Plan Appendices (PDF)*
- Missoula Parks and Recreation Design Manual, 2018 Edition (PDF), for Public Right-of-Ways, Greenways
and Other Public Recreation Facilities (supercedes the 2015 Public Landscape and Recreation Facilities Design Manual)
- Tree Planting Standards* (PDF)
- Caring For Your Boulevard Trees
- Approved Street Tree List (PDF)
- Approved Traffic Circle Plant List (PDF)
*Please note: Large file size, downloads may take a few minutes.
Additional information about boulevard trees
For more information, please see the City Ordinance Number 3043 (PDF) Amending Chapter 12.32 Missoula Code Entitled "Comprehensive Tree and Shrub, Planting, Pruning, and Maintenance Regulations."
Tree care and planting guidelines are found in the Technical Appendix (PDF).