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Baxter TreesForestry
The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Division is charged with the management of Lima’s urban forest.Street and park trees contribute significantly to the physical makeup of our City and are one our most cherished features.Trees add to Lima’s beauty and livability.Some of the roles of our staff is the planting of new and replacement trees, the maintenance of existing trees, mainly through pruning, and the removal of trees that have died, are considered hazardous or have other non correctable problems.

For detailed information regarding planting, pruning and removal policies and schedules, please check the links below on this page.

City of Lima Urban Forest Council
The City of Lima's Urban Forest Council meets monthly to discuss and advise on the current program and policies, recommend new directions and opportunities, provide feedback on administrative projects and initiatives, help execute some local activities, and advocate the City's Urban Forest mission. 

2017 Urban Forest Council Members are:
  • Sarah Helton (President, 1st Choice Tree Service)
  • Alaina Morman (Recording Secretary, Allen Soil & Water Conservation District)
  • Ric Stolly (Deputy Public Works Director, City of Lima Parks & Recreation)
  • Jimmy Moscato (Lima Parks & Recreation)
  • Vince Sarno (Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District)
  • Steve Young (AEP)
  • Jimmy Morrisey (City of Lima, Division of Engineering)
  • Barb Stelzer
  • David Adams

2017 Tree Rebate Program
For the latest information on the Tree Rebate Program, click HERE

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2017 Tree City USA Recognition

Congratulations to the City of Lima for being recognized as a 30 Year member of Tree City USA! 

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