The Neighborhood Tree Program (NTP) works to reduce summer temperatures and storm water runoff, improve air quality, beautify neighborhoods, and increase property values by 20% in our community. They accomplish all this by the simple act of planting trees!
The Neighborhood Tree Program has a number of downloads available for residents and businesses:
How You Can Help
The NTP was initiated by the Village Preservation and Improvement Society in 2000 and continues to be run by citizen volunteers working in partnership with the city's Urban Forestry Division. Volunteers raise money to purchase trees and then plant them in the city right-of-way in residential neighborhoods. To see one example of past NTP efforts, take a walk down Randolph Street and enjoy all the fringe trees.
If you would like information about the program or would like to see if your right-of-way qualifies for a free street tree, please contact the city Arborist's Office or email the department.