Urban Forestry

The City of Grove City’s Urban Forestry Division is responsible for the planting, maintenance and removal of all trees in the City right-of-way (street trees) as well the review, approval and inspections of vegetative plantings and trees at new residential, new commercial, industrial, and multi-family sites as required by the Grove City Planning Commission. The Urban Forestry Division plants in the fall and in the spring. Our maintenance program includes pruning, disease control, removals and storm damage repairs of the City’s approximately 12,000 public trees. For storm or other damage to our public trees, call the Grove City Service Department at 614-277-1100, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tree Care
When new public trees are planted, the City requests assistance from residents with mulching and watering after the first year the tree is planted. To properly mulch a tree; place hardwood or Com-Til around the trunk area 1-½” to 2-½” deep every two years after May 1. Do not “volcano mulch” by placing heaping mounds of mulch against the trunk which restricts air flow, blocks water from the roots, and keeps the trunk damp increasing the risk of insects, fungi, bacteria and wood rot.
Tree Commission
On January 19, 1993 the Grove City Tree Commission became a subcommittee of the Grove City Beautification Committee. Each volunteer member is appointed by the Mayor and serves a three-year term. It is the goal of the Grove City Tree Commission to guide and facilitate the operation of a comprehensive municipal urban forestry program and enhance the quality of life for all Grove City residents. The commission meets the second Friday of every month at the Gantz Farmhouse, 2255 Home Road, from 7-8 a.m. The meetings are open to the public.