Benefits of Trees
Trees are an integral component of Aurora’s urban environment and one of our most cherished assets. Studies have shown that street trees not only beautify neighborhoods but also:
Increase property values
Stabilize the soil by controlling wind and water erosion
Reduce noise levels and cleanse pollutants
Produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide
Decrease residential energy consumption
Provide habitat to wildlife
For these reasons, city trees are an investment worthy of proper and dedicated care.
The City Arborist is responsible for the enforcement of the Tree Ordinance (this code regulates all aspects of tree care including planting, removal, and pruning operations, as well as tree protection), and overseeing all tree care activities for trees on City property. City property includes:
The City Arborist also reviews and approves landscape plans for new developments, and responds to a myriad of resident questions and concerns.
Tree City USA Currently the City is responsible for the maintenance of nearly 8,000 street and park / facility trees. Tree maintenance includes everything from planting, pruning, removal, to keeping current on the latest care and control methods. In 1992, the City of Aurora earned the national recognition for our Street Tree Program from the National Arbor Day Foundation. Since that time, Aurora has continued to receive this award known nationally as a "Tree City USA".
Aurora’s Tree Program Basic Aspects
An informed and supportive public
Annual Tree Action Plan
Street and Park Tree Inventory and database management