Urban Forestry Project

Tree Toga 11 planting crew

Inspiring teamwork and partnerships to expand and preserve Saratoga’s urban forest

The trees in our urban forest are a critical component of the City’s infrastructure that essentially pay for themselves: they increase property values, reduce water pollution, improve air quality, support a variety of wildlife, enhance people’s quality of life, and provide an aesthetically pleasing homage to Saratoga’s vibrant history. The Urban Forestry Project works with homeowners and the City of Saratoga Springs to keep growing our urban tree canopy. If you don’t plant a #NextGenTree, who will?

Join us for Tree Toga 13 April 27, 2024

Why plant trees?

Trees are a critical component of the City’s infrastructure that essentially pay for themselves. Trees are actually one of the most cost-effective parts of the urban infrastructure. Given the right space and a little care, trees pay us back in so many ways.

Learn more about the benefits of trees in an urban environment

Hackberry TreeTree Toga Trees Diversify and Beautify our Urban Forest

Trees Pay Us Back – Costs and benefits of urban trees (PDF)

Trees are worth downtown’s investment – Wolff 2006 (PDF)

Envisioning a Great Green City – The Nature Conservancy 2018

Funding trees for health: an analysis for finance and policy actions to enable tree planting for public health – The Nature Conservancy (PDF)

You can make a difference


Jeannette Dunn, to plant trees at Jefferson Terrace
Katarina Jaques
Harvey’s Restaurant and Pub
Colin Faulds, to plant trees on Federal Street
Ronni Rosenfeld


Leslie Eckmann
Barbara Glaser
Harvey’s Restaurant and Pub
Paul Accettella
Kate Maynard
Sandy Robinson


Susan Shanley
Joyce Synkes
Linda Whittle and Russell Pittenger
Sandy Robinson