The City is developing a 40-year Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) that will act as a guide for maintaining, enhancing, and growing an urban forest in Garden Grove.
Garden Grove's urban forest is a valuable functional and aesthetic asset that improves our quality of life by providing clean air for residents, visitors, and future generations. The economic, social, and environmental benefits that a healthy tree can provide greatly influence our community health and vitality. The trees that line our streets; shade our parks, trails, and schools; beautify our yards; shopping centers, and parking lots help make Garden Grove a better place to play, visit, and live.
Urban Forest Management Plan Survey
The trees planted throughout the city, on both public and private property, are Garden Grove's “urban forest.” Help the City understand community values in urban forestry by filling out an online survey.
Planting quality trees begins by selecting the right tree for the right location, and choosing vigorous, structurally sound trees. Learn the guidelines for selecting, planting, and early care of young trees.
Tree Art Contest
In March, the City held a Tree Art Contest for local youth, K-12th grades. Approximately 100 students submitted drawings, paintings, illustrations, and photographs of current and future trees in Garden Grove. The community was invited to judge the Tree Art Contest social media challenge by liking their favorite tree art in each grade category. The post with the most likes in each grade category won $100 and a certificate from Garden Grove Mayor Steve Jones. To view the artwork, visit the City's Facebook photo albums.