Buffalo Urban Forestry Info

Bench across the PondTrees and the Urban Forest

Buffalo Urban forestry refers to the care and management of single trees and tree populations in our local, urban setting for the purpose of improving our environment. Urban forests help to filter air and water, control storm water, conserve energy, and provide animal habitat and shade within an urban setting. Urban forestry advocates the role of trees as a critical part of the urban infrastructure. Maintenance within Buffalo’s urban forest is a team effort consisting of crews from Parks, Public Works, and Utilities departments.

Benefits of the Urban Forest

Our urban forest is important to the health and well-being of Buffalo residents and provides many benefits:Beautiful Shaded Park by Buffalo City Center

  • Improves quality of life

  • Increases property values

  • Lowers heating and air conditioning costs

  • Reduces stormwater runoff and prevents erosion

  • Provides wildlife habitats

  1. Parks & Recreation

    Physical Address
    212 Central Avenue
    Buffalo, MN 55313

  2. Lee Ryan

    Lee Ryan

    Parks & Recreation Director

  3. Adam Farrell

    Adam Farrell

    Parks Superintendent