The Urban Forestry Program is lead by a board of volunteers. The board advises the City Council on matters pertaining to the promotion, improvement and protection of the urban forest. The board's mission is to provide wise stewardship and leadership to ensure that we protect our existing trees and encourage proper selection, planting methods, and maintenance of our new trees so that we continually enhance the quality of life in our city.
The board pledges to increase community understanding of the value of our urban forest and to take responsibility for the education and publicity of those values. This is done through a variety of educational initiatives in cooperation with local elementary schools, the Boys' and Girls' Club and other groups throughout the city.
City of Frisco is a "Tree City USA"
Tree City USA is presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters to cities that promote the planting and maintaining of trees using four standards: 1) a tree board or department, 2) a tree care ordinance, 3) a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita, and 4) an Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation. Read the letter to Mayor Jeff Cheney from Congressman Sam Johnson on receiving Tree City USA designation.
The Living Legacy Tree Program is designed to allow citizens a way to recognize the accomplishments of an individual or group, celebrate a birthday, anniversary, graduation or memorialize a loved one. A variety of trees are offered that grow well in Frisco. Varieties include Red Oak, Cedar Elm, Live Oak, and Chinese Pistache. Trees may be planted in several locations within our beautiful neighborhood and community parks.
The cost is $500 per tree which includes professional planting and a permanent memorial/honorary bronze plaque.
Frisco has an appreciation for landscapes and the impact to the quality of life for the community. Landscape architects review landscape plans of parks, streetscapes, recreational areas, paths & trails, subdivisions, commercial developments, and other projects.
Learn more from Development Services on the Landscape page, which provides information about tree protection and preservation, tree removal, and includes a tree survey/protection plan checklist.