Urban Forestry

Urban Forestry involves planning, establishing, protecting, and managing trees and associated plants in urban areas. With numerous benefits, urban forests provide a natural filter for air and water, control stormwater, conserve energy, and provide animal habitat. Additionally, they enhance the aesthetic appeal of urban design by adding beauty, form, and structure to the landscape. 

Urban Forestry Ordinance

This list represents those trees that are deemed by the city forester as the most suitable species for planting along Farmington’s streets. They were selected according to their proven dependability and practicality as street trees. To ensure compliance, it is required that any tree species not listed in the approved tree list must receive approval from the city forester before planting. To initiate this process, interested parties are advised to send a formal request via email to parks@farmington.utah.gov. Following the submission of the request, the city forester will carefully evaluate the proposal and provide a timely decision. I appreciate your cooperation in helping to maintain the beauty and safety of our community’s green spaces.

Approved Street Trees for Park Strip Planting
Small Trees Under 40′ in height

Suitable for 5′ planting strips
The minimum distance between trees 25′
The tree may be planted under wires

Approved Trees

Hedge Maple
Amur Maple
Globe Norway Maple
Globe Catalpa
European Hornbeam
Eastern Redbud
Hawthorn
English Hawthorn
Lavalle Hawthorn
Washington Hawthorn
Fairmount Ginkgo
Columnar Ginkgo
Liberty Splendor Ginkgo
Mayfield Ginkgo
Flowering Crabapple
Japanese Flowering Cherry
Flowering Cherry
Sweet Cherry
Cherry Plum
Canada Plum
Common Bird cherry
Chanticleer Pear

Medium Trees 40′ – 60′ in height

Minimum planting strip 8′ wide
The minimum distance between trees 45′
Not to be planted under wires

Approved Trees

Red Horsechestnut
Norway Maple
Cleveland Norway Maple
Crimson King Norway Maple
Fassen’s Black Norway Maple
Parkway Maple
Sycamore Maple
Green Ash
Autumn Gold Ginkgo
Princeton Sentry Ginkgo
Sargent Cherry
Yoshino Cherry
Bradford Callery Pear
Aristocrat Pear
Autumn Blaze Pear
Greenspire Linden
Kentucky Coffee Tree

Large Trees – Over 60′ in height

Minimum planting strip 10′ wide
The minimum distance between trees 50′
Not to be planted under wires

Approved Trees

Common Horsechestnut
Common Hackberry
Ginkgo
Thornless Common Honeylocust
American Sweetgum
London Planetree
Bur Oak
Pin Oak
Red Oak
English Oak
Japanese Pagoda tree
Common Baldcypress
American Linden
Littleleaf Linden
Japanese Zelkova


Tree Lined Streets Program

The “Tree Lined Streets” program was created to increase our street tree canopy and species diversity. We’ll pay for half the cost of adding a new tree, planting included, to simplify and make it more affordable for the homeowner.  Beyond adding natural beauty to the street, these trees provide shade, improve air quality, and potentially increase property values. It’s an effective way to enhance the environment and your community without a big commitment. Getting involved means you’re not just planting a tree; you’re investing in the future of your neighborhood.

Accepting applications April 1-19, 2024

2024 Tree Choices

Treelined Street Program - Emerald Queen Maple Tree
Treelined Street Program - Royal Raindrops Crabaplle Tree