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Planting, maintenance, and removal of trees on city property, in the public right of way, and along city streets is provided by the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department's Urban Forestry Program.


Bicentennial Bond Tree Planting Project


Arbor Day 2023

Bloomington Parks and Recreation invites you to a special Arbor Day Ceremony at the north end (Grimes Lane entrance) of Switchyard Park, 1601 S. Rogers St., on Friday, April 28 beginning at 9 a.m. Hear from Deputy Mayor Mary Catherine Carmichael and other special guests, and help plant trees at Switchyard Park.


Recent News

Bloomington Recognized by The Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City of the World

City of Bloomington's Switchyard Park Recognized for Outstanding Urban Forestry, Native Landscaping


Indiana's First Tree City USA

Bloomington was recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation in 1984 as Indiana's first Tree City USA. Bloomington has each year since 1984 successfully met all the criteria necessary to keep its Tree City USA designation: a tree board or department; a tree care ordinance; a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita; and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

For more information about purchasing a Memorial or Honorary Tree or for more information about making a donation to the Bloomington Tree Fund, contact Haskell Smith, Urban Forester, Parks and Recreation at or 812-349-3716.

For technical information about Bloomington's urban forest, or to report a hazardous tree or tree problem in a city park, contact Bloomington Parks and Recreation Urban Forester Haskell Smith at (812) 349-3716.