The City of Hartford’s Forestry Division is working with our tree planting contractors to plant trees in areas of great need throughout the city. Recent droughts (2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 & 2022) along with invasive insects have decimated many of our precious trees, impacting our canopy cover. If you receive a door hanger indicating a tree planting will occur, we hope that you will accept the tree and help us nurture it, to grow strong and healthy. Every tree counts and is very important for our own health and vitality.
We are currently working in the Blue Hills, South Meadows, Sheldon-Charter Oak, South Green and Frog Hollow neighborhoods to conduct thorough tree maintenance, which includes removing hazardous trees, pruning and stump grinding. We will also focus on these neighborhoods for tree planting. If there is no space on city property to plant a tree, you may be asked if we can plant one on your front yard. Tree selection is very thorough as we plant smaller trees under power lines so they do not cause issues in the future.
Thanks for being a steward of our urban forest and thinking about the future of Hartford!
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