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 |

Tree Inventory

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:

  1. Provide long-term maintenance of trees on a regular cycle
  2. Understand tree species distribution to plan for tree planting
  3. Track and combat tree pests and diseases
  4. Increase the public’s awareness of the benefits of trees

Explore the Map

Explore our tree inventory map to learn more about what species of trees are in your park and the ecological benefits they provide.

Our tree inventory can be viewed on any device that will connect to the internet.  Go to to explore the trees in your neighborhood park.

Summary of data and tree benefits (as of December 2018):

  • 371 Parks Inventoried
  • 24,796 Trees Inventoried
  • 220 Species
  • $2,145,042 Saved in annual Eco Benefits
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Last Updated: April 26, 2019