Urban Forest Master Plan

A roadmap. A strategy. A blueprint.

The Urban Forest Master Plan projects how the City of Des Moines can sustainably maintain, nurture and build the urban tree canopy for the benefit of all residents. The plan is meant to inform the Forestry Division, and City leaders about the state of the City's urban forest and where its strengths, weaknesses and opportunities lie.

The plan summary contains an overview of each section of the full plan.  If after reading the summary you want to read more research and writing on the concepts presented here, we invite you to read the full versions of each CHAPTER.