Urban Forest Management Plan
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.
The UFMP is part of the City’s Re:Imagine Garden Grove efforts and expands on the Active Transportation Program, a bicycle and pedestrian master plan to create healthier and more connected open spaces in Garden Grove.
The UFMP will serve as a roadmap that identifies long- and short-term management goals to effectively preserve and enhance the environmental benefits provided by an urban forest.
UFMP Draft 2020
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 Planting - Tips
Bike & Pedestrian Trail Re-Open
The Medal of Honor Bike and Pedestrian Trail is re-open to the public. The City has installed the irrigation and landscaping improvements that included 363 trees.
Visit the tree artwork submitted by local youth , K-12th grades. Approximately 100 students submitted drawings, paintings, illustrations, and photographs of current and future trees.
- City Dedicates Bike and Pedestrian Trail, Unveils Commemorative Plaque
- Temporary Closure of Congressional Medal of Honor Bike and Pedestrian Trail
- Community Invited to Participate in Tree Art Contest Social Media Challenge
- Urban Forest Management Plan Art Contest, Survey Deadlines Extended
- City Invites Local Youth to Participate in Tree Art Contest
- City Seeking Community Input for Urban Forest Plan