The Forestry division is responsible for planting and maintaining trees and woody vegetation along City right-of-ways, parks and golf courses. The program maintains approximately 65,000 public trees within the borders of Cedar Rapids. Included are:
- 4,000 acres of parks containing 10,000 trees
- 1,000 acres of golf courses containing 5,000 trees
- 618 linear miles of City right-of-way with an estimated 50,000 trees
To accomplish this 12 full time employees carry out tree work on a year around basis. The program has 17 vehicles, including 3 boom trucks, a log loader, 2 dump trucks, 2 tree spades and 2 stump grinders.