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WHAT IS NAPLES' URBAN FOREST
 
 
 
 
The City of Naples Urban Forest includes over 20,000 trees located on public property. These include trees lining public streets, and in medians and parks. Having a diverse and well managed urban forest adds greatly to Naples’ distinct character and helps Naples meet its Vision Plan goal of being the “Green Jewel of Southwest Florida.” Almost 30% of the city is currently covered by tree canopy.

Having a healthy urban forest creates many benefits including:

-Increasing property values
-Protecting the environment
-Reducing air pollution
-Reducing wind damage
-Protecting from sun and noise
-Improving storm water capture
-Beautifying our city
 
We invite you to learn more about the City of Naples Urban Forest, including how you can help add to it. We also urge you to be familiar with what you need to know to properly protect it.

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WHA IS NAPLES' URBAN FOREST
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HOW THE CITY PROTECTS ITS TREES

Strong ordinances and an Urban Forest Plan

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Tree Protection Ordinance

The City's ordinance protects trees and palms within the right-of-way, parks, medians, and other public lands.

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2021 Urban Forest Plan

The plan provides an overview of the care, preservation, pruning, planting, removal, or disposition of City trees and palms.

The City of Naples is proud to have earned the designation of “Tree City USA” for the past 26 consecutive years and has received the “Tree City USA Growth Award” for 16 years. Naples has also been awarded with the "Tree Cities of the World" recognition for the past three years. The City continuously works to maintain a resilient urban forest. Naples strives to plant native species of both canopy trees and palms.

In 2017 the City updated its Tree Protection Ordinance. It provides for protecting publicly owned trees. The City's ordinance protects trees and palms within the right-of-way, parks, medians, and other public lands. This revised ordinance strengthens the protection of the City’s Urban Forest. The city also has a 2021 Urban Forest Plan, which provides planned maintenance, management, and restoration of the urban forest in Naples so the City can continue and further its tradition of being the “Green Jewel of Southwest Florida.”

HOW THE CITY PROTECTS ITS TREES
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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NUMBER OF YEARS THE CITY OF NAPLES HAS BEEN DESIGNATED A TREE CITY USA BY THE ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION

26

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NUMBER OF CITY-OWNED TREES LINING STREETS, ON MEDIANS, AND IN PARKS, RIGHT-OF-WAYS AND OPEN SPACES

20,000

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PERCENTAGE OF THE ENTIRE CITY OF NAPLES THAT IS COVERED BY ITS TREE CANOPY

Almost 30%

RULES FOR CARE

There are strict rules governing the care of city trees.

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An approved Tree Alteration Permit is required before altering, trimming, disturbing, or removing any city tree.

LEAF BLOWER ORDINANCE

The use of a gas leaf blower is prohibited in the city.

CONTRACTOR INFORMATION

If you are a contractor, you may not work on city trees without a permit.

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