Urban forests are the trees, plants, and associated ecosystems anywhere where people are - country roads, new developments, small towns, or large cities. While the goals of traditional forest management and urban forestry may be similar: to grow, harvest, and replant trees that are suitable for their location; the products from that management are quite different. The products from traditional forestry are wood, building materials, paper, and more, created from the trees grown in forests. The main products from urban forestry are trees that are the economic, environmental, and social benefits created by trees that are growing in and around people and their infrastructure.
Tree Problem Phone Numbers
- If there is a tree failure with an injury, utility line damage, or emergency call 911!
- TECO must be notified when a tree or branch failure involves the utility lines. 877-588-1010
Tree or Branch Failures without Injury or Utility Line Damage
- (M-F 8:00 am – 5:00pm) Fallen Tree – Parks and Recreation Tree Work Order Number 813-274-5744
- Fallen Tree after hours (M-F 3:30 pm – Midnight) – P&R Security 813-931-2168
- Fallen Tree Weekends (8:00 am – Midnight) – P&R Security 813-931-2168
- Fallen Tree Midnight to 8:00 am (7 days a week) – Police non-Emergency Line 813-231-6130