Planting Your Trees
The role of trees and green spaces within the City of Gulfport’s built and natural environment is of great significance. These natural entities serve as an important promoter of social, economic, and environmental health. They play a vital role in capturing and slowing rainwater, filtering air pollutants, providing shade and healthier environments, offering food and habitat to local flora and fauna, and contributing to the character and aesthetic appeal of neighborhoods and business areas. Additionally, these green spaces have been shown to increase property values, which can have far-reaching benefits for the community. It is therefore crucial that we recognize and promote the importance of maintaining and preserving these natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
- City of Gulfport – Tree Giveaway, Free Community Tree Program – Gulfport Residents can request to have a free tree to plant on their property.
- City of Gulfport, Code of Ordinances, Chapter 22, Article XX. – TREES
- National Arbor Day Foundation – Find out about historic trees and trees of note. Get special trees and join in the planting.
- Alliance for Community Trees – Comprehensive guide to urban forestry presents a tree identification guide, community forestry event calendars, and national arbor news.
- Florida Chapter of the ISA – Find local certified arborist, good information on hiring and arborist and tree grade and standards for Florida.
- Florida Urban Forestry Council – Find a membership application, details on the state’s grant program, articles on building a sustainable urban forest, and other resources.
Where do I apply to remove a tree?
The Community Development Department at 5330 23rd Avenue South, Gulfport, FL 33707.
How much does it cost to apply for a tree removal permit?
No fee shall be charged for the issuance of a tree removal permit.
How to Hire an Aborist?
Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Click here for more information….