Santa Monica Urban Forest

The City of Santa Monica has a rich ecological history of forestry stewardship which has resulted in a diverse urban forest of over 35,000 public trees across more than 250 species. The Public Landscape Division maintains trees on public streets and throughout parks citywide. In addition to planting, pruning, and removing trees when necessary, the Public Landscape Division also routinely inspects and assesses tree health and protection and facilitates meetings of the Urban Forest Task Force. The consistent management and care that the urban forestry team demonstrates has earned the City of Santa Monica the designation of "Tree City USA" for 40 years as of 2021.