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Urban Forestry

Our mission is to make the science and technology needed to sustain the trees, woodlands and forests accessible to landowners, communities and professionals within Hillsborough County and the entire Tampa Bay area.

Trees and forests affect nearly every aspect of our lives. The Tampa Bay watershed’s urban and rural forests protect our supply of fresh water, remove airborne pollutants to purify the air, protect soils from erosion, and provide for nature – based experiences. Our trees and forests provide habitat for wildlife, and serve as preserves of biological diversity and as sources of raw materials and fuel. They shape the recreational landscape, help stabilize our farms, and enhance the economic vitality of our cities.

We serve all of Hillsborough County, including Tampa, Brandon, Temple Terrace, Lutz, Riverview, Ruskin, Sun City Center, and Plant City and neighboring communities.

We hope that you find our website interesting and informative. Our goal is to provide you with science you can use. Let us know how we are doing.

Providing Education and Services In:

  • Urban Forestry Events and Educational Programs
  • Arboriculture & Urban Forestry Professionals
  • Neighborhood Associations and Homeowners
  • Forest Management
  • Tampa Bay Watershed Forest Working Group
  • Publications


Contact Our Agents

Urban Forestry:
Rob Northrop

Phone (813) 744-5519

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5339 County Rd. 579
Seffner, FL 33584-3334

Directions to Our Office

8am – 5pm


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