The Arboriculture Section is part of the Montgomery Parks Horticulture, Forestry and Environmental Education Division supporting the acquisition, conservation, development, maintenance and management of parks.
Our section oversees the inspection, maintenance, preservation and care of trees in 416 parks and over 36,000 acres of Parkland. We provide training and guidance to staff, other agencies and the public as it relates to tree selection, care, assessment, preservation, maintenance, plant health and green waste utilization. Our specially trained staff strives to maintain a healthy tree canopy on Parkland by utilizing the latest techniques and innovations in the industry.
Colter Burkes, Senior Urban Forester
301-495-2469 | Colter.Burkes@MontgomeryParks.org
Montgomery Park’s tree inventory is being collected by the Arboriculture Section to gather information that will help our arborists to better manage trees in our developed parks throughout the County. Find out more on our tree inventory map page!
The goals of the tree inventory are to:
Explore our tree inventory map to learn more about what species of trees are in your park and the ecological benefits they provide.
Summary of data and tree benefits (as of December 2018):