Tree Canopy

The City of Boca Raton is a Tree City USA

Did you know...the City of Boca Raton has been a 🌳Tree City USA for F-O-R-T-Y years...AND has one of the first tree protection ordinances in the nation!?! Trees are a powerful tool to manage stormwater and prevent flooding too.

 Tree Canopy Assessment webinar

In this webinar, learn why our canopy is a vital part of our environment and why strategic planting is SO important. Our Office of Sustainability recently commissioned the mapping & assessment of the city's urban forest cover.

To conduct the study, the City hired the nonprofit Green Infrastructure Center, a leading national expert in the urban forests and mapping. The goal of the study is to map the land cover and extent of urban trees in very close detail and understand how canopy is distributed across the city.

The maps and data produced will help the city strategically plant trees and better manage its urban forests. In addition, the study will calculate the environmental benefits tree canopy provides to the community by reducing urban heat, stormwater runoff and nutrients, air pollution and removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.