Horticulture & Urban Forestry

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The Horticulture and Urban Forestry section of the Parks Department manages more than 17,000 public trees in city parks and street rights-of-way. This section also maintains, grows and plants flowers and plants for more than 150 flower and landscape beds and 120 flower baskets in city parks and public spaces.

Time for Prunin' with Bob

Did you know the City of Idaho Falls has tree-trimming requirements? Watch this video with our good friend Bob to make sure you are safe and know what is needed before becoming a DIY lumberjack. 

Services and Programs

  • Produces greenhouse crop from seed and vegetative cuttings, manages tree farm at Old Butte Soccer Complex
  • Rotational pruning for tree health and safety of both trees in city parks and in the public street rights-of-way by yearly specified zone enforcement
  • Street tree inventory and planting program
  • Removal of dead, diseased or potentially dangerous tree
  • Tree safety inspection program and Integrated pest management program
  • Maintenance of more than 200 landscape flower and shrub beds in city parks
  • Coordination of the Adopt-A-Flower Bed and Arbor Day program
  • Provides development design review and enforcement of tree protection codes

Tree Care

How to Plant a Tree

How to Prune Trees

Why Topping Hurts Trees

Street Trees

Idaho Falls Tree Trimming Brochure

Idaho Falls Tree Trimming in Rights-of-Way for Public Safety

Idaho Falls Tree Zone Map

Idaho Falls 2021 Tautphaus Enforcement Zone

Idaho Falls 2019 Freeman Enforcement Zone

Idaho Falls 2020 Community Enforcement Zone

Forestry Publications

Idaho Falls City Code Community Forestry

Idaho Falls Trees and Shrubs Selection Guide

Tree Owner's Manual-National Edition