The City of Rome is committed to preserving one of Rome’s greatest resources -- its lush tree canopy, with the addition of the Urban Forestry section of the Traffic and Electrical Department in 2007. The Urban Forestry crew is responsable for all aspects of tree care on City right of way and more.
What We Do
- Planting, and maintenance of trees on City right of ways.
- Removal of dead or dangerous limbs and trees on right of ways.
- 3 certified arborist on staff.
- Supports all City Departments with the use of bucket trucks and operators.
- Staff on call 24/7 to provide assistance and ensure public safety during and after severe weather events.
- Assists in preparations for City celebrations each year placing patriotic flags and banners on Broad Street.
- Maintains Christmas lighting on Broad Street.
City of Rome Tree Board
The Urban Forestry section is headed by Arborist Terry Paige who is a key participant on the City of Rome Tree Board, which consists of a body of interested citizen-volunteers including various garden club members, County Extension Agent, Keith Mickler, and the director of Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful, Mary Hardin Thornton. Georgia Forestry Service, Georgia Power and Floyd County Public Works also send representatives to participate in this active group.
The Urban Forestry staff also provide support for yearly events such as Arbor Day, Earth Day, Young Scholars, and Foundation Camp. Through their dedicated service, the Urban Forestry personnel have contributed to the City of Rome's designation as a " Tree City USA ", which is a National Program sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation.
For questions or concerns about trees on City right of way, contact our Arborist, Terry Paige at 706-236-4466 Ext 477