Size of Service Area: 53.21 square miles
Trees Maintained: Over 12,000
Landscaped Beds Maintained: Over 14 Acres
Average Number of Trees Installed: Over 100
Average Number of Trees Removed: 150
Average Number of Shrubs Installed: 300
Average Amount of Ground Cover Installed: 225
To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet four standards: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance.
The City of Kingsport Landscape Division practices standard arboriculture. The department does not do tree topping.
Tree topping is the excessive removal of all parts of a tree above and beyond a certain height with no regard for the structure and growth pattern of the tree. The practice of topping is so wide spread that many people believe it is the proper way to prune trees. Pruning is the selective removal of certain limbs based on the structure or growth pattern of the tree. Go to http://www.treesaregood.com/ for more information on tree topping. Any and all tree maintenance that is on city property is to be done by the city. This includes city owned lots, parks, right of ways, etc. If you need any work done in your area, please contact our office at (423) 229-9451.
Rotherwood Elm is one of the Tennessee Urban Forestry “Heritage Trees.” To learn more click here.
The Kingsport Tree Advisory Board invites you to nominate a tree that:
Is the largest of its kind in the city
Has a historical connection
Has a special significance
Keep Kingsport Beautiful
The city partners with Keep Kingsport Beautiful to help involve the community in practicing responsible solutions for a clean and beautiful environment.
To learn more, visit the Keep Kingsport Beautiful website