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Public trees belong to the community of Denton, and the beauty of a lush green canopy is for all to enjoy. A striking urban forest can complement the built environment, offset the impact of urbanization, and enrich the lives of residents and visitors. An Urban Forest Master Plan (UFMP) provides a forum for community engagement, a shared vision, and a road map for the management of Denton’s urban forest resources over the next 20 years. 

The development of the UFMP will include a comprehensive review of the existing resource, forestry operations, funding, municipal code, and planning policy, along with interviews with managing stakeholders and partners. The UFMP will be a living document identifying goals and action steps for the management and enhancement of Denton’s urban forest.

The UFMP is currently under development and soon we’ll be looking for your opinion and participation at a community meeting.

Staff contact: Haywood Morgan
Haywood.Morgan@cityofdenton.com / (940) 349-8337

  • Project Timeline
    Program Review - Spring 2019
    Community Meeting 1 - Summer 2019
    Community Meeting 2 - Fall 2019
    Final Draft Presented to City Officials - Winter 2019/20
    Presentations - Winter 2019/20
  • Public Meetings

    Urban Forestry Master Plan Public Input Meeting #1
    A public input meeting was held on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in the City Council Chambers at Denton City Hall.  

    View Public Input Meeting #1 Presentation

    Urban Forestry Master Plan Public Input Meeting #2
    Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
    6 - 8 p.m.
    City Council Chambers at City Hall
    215 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76201