- Departments N to V
- Parks & Recreation
- Parks & Urban Forestry
Parks & Urban Forestry
Programs & Core Services
Celebrate Trees is an environmental initiative designed as a community partnership that gives residents and businesses a reason to celebrate and grow Norfolk’s tree canopy.
Parks & Recreation landscaping crews are responsible for preserving and protecting Norfolk's parks and other outdoor public areas for aesthetics, recreation, education, and conservation.
Parks & Forestry tree crews are responsible for the management of approximately 200,000 trees throughout the city, 80,000 of which are considered street trees.
2022 Park Rangers Annual Report
For Parks and Urban Forestry inquiries, call 757-823-4023.
Tree Service Requests
To submit a tree service request call 757-664-6510 or complete the Tree Service Request online form.
Request a Street Tree Planting
To request a street tree planting complete the Street Tree Planting Request form or call Norfolk Cares at 664-6510. Tree crews will assess your suggested planting site to determine if it is a proper location and plant an appropriate tree species during planting season. Please note, city crews plant new trees mid-November through February.
If you are performing work in close proximity to any city tree, a tree permit application (PDF) is needed. For additional information, contact the Parks and Forestry Office.
Limbs Near Power Lines
Citizens concerned about tree limbs near overhead power lines should contact Dominion Power at 866-DOM-HELP (866-366-4357). The city does not prune trees around overhead utility lines, such as those for Dominion Power, Cox Communications, etc.
This is the responsibility of the utility company whose lines are within that overhead easement. Dominion prunes trees on an approximate 3-year cycle, and the communications companies only prune when there is a current disruption in the transmission of their data.
Take part in the Celebrate Trees! initiative.