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Urban forests provide a broad range of environmental, economic, and social benefits as an integral part of Saint Paul’s green infrastructure network. These benefits improve the quality of life within the urban environment by reducing stormwater runoff , improving air quality, mitigating the urban heat island effect, conserving energy, and increasing property values while providing access to nature and improving the experiential vitality and aesthetic richness of Saint Paul.


An urban canopy assessment was conducted in 2010-11 to map the spatial distribution and extent of Saint Paul’s existing and possible tree cover based on 2009 imagery so that a city wide canopy goal could be established that would outline preferable canopy increases and guide management strategies to enhance the extent and benefits provided by the urban canopy.

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What's left to do?

  • Todo12/31/2025

    Urban Tree Canopy Assessment Update

    Saint Paul Parks and Recreation-Forestry will pursue funding for an updated tree canopy assessment in 2024 with a goal of completing the assessment by the end of 2025.

What has been done?

  • Done04/29/2011

    Initial Urban Tree Canopy Assessment

Summary and contacts


6/5/2024 → Continuous

Responsible organizations

Contact persons

  • Main contact person Rachel Jongeward
    Rachel Jongeward
    Urban Forester Supervisor
    City of Saint Paul
Information updated 06/05/2024