Community Input is Needed for the Urban Forest Master Plan

~ from the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhood Empowerment

Knoxville is investing in trees for the long term.

The tree canopy in Knoxville has seen many changes in the last decade and is vulnerable to threats from disease, pests, the changing climate, city population and development growth. For this reason, the Knoxville community is embarking on the development of an Urban Forest Master Plan. This plan will be spearheaded by Trees Knoxville, and in partnership with the City of Knoxville, the State of Tennessee, Keep Knoxville Beautiful and the Knoxville Utilities Board.

As a majority of the tree canopy in Knoxville is located on privately owned land, any progress in improving and growing the canopy will require a true community effort, and your input is needed.

For more information about the Knoxville tree plan, to get involved, or to provide your feedback, please visit this site.

If you would like Kasey Krouse to attend your next neighborhood meeting to discuss this effort and receive your community’s input in person, please email him at