Urban Forestry

Adopt-A-Tree Program

The City of Whitefish has created the Adopt-A-Tree program for the purpose of enhancing the tree inventory within our community and for expediting the replacement tree process. 

The program offers a unique collaboration between the homeowner and the City of Whitefish, where limited funds are available for the purchase and placement of a tree. The homeowner agrees to provide proper irrigation for the first 3 years of the life of the tree.

Emerald Ash Borer Plan

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive, wood-boring pest that attacks Ash trees. Through the combination of natural spread and human activity, EAB has now been detected in 35 states and has killed millions of trees. The City of Whitefish has developed a course of action plan that serves as a tool to educate the public on how EAB may impact our community and pro-active steps the City will take before and upon its arrival. The Story Map below includes background information on the importance of urban forests, the potential effects of EAB, and the City’s efforts to prepare for EAB. 

Urban Forestry Documents

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ArcGIS EAB StoryMap

Story Map