Urban Forestry

The urban forest plays an important role in Stow's landscape. The City of Stow Urban Forestry Department is responsible for the planting, maintenance, and removal of all trees in the City right-of-way as well as the review, approval, and inspection of vegetative plantings and trees at new commercial, industrial and multifamily sites as required by City Council.

Christmas Tree Recycling Program


Brush Drop-Off Schedule

The City Brush Drop off is located behind 5080 Stow Road. For information and hours of operation, view the Brush Drop Off page.

Tree City USA

Tree City USARecognizing green communities across America since 1976.

Stow has been named a Tree City USA Community by the National Arbor Day Foundation for our support and achievements in protecting trees and woodlands. It is the 42nd year Stow has received this national recognition!

Urban Forestry Commission

The Urban Forestry Commission is comprised of Stow resident volunteers who are appointed for 5-year terms by the Mayor and confirmed by Council. Their purpose is outlined in the mission statement.

Mission Statement

To provide the citizens of Stow with environmental, economic, aesthetic, and social benefits of an actively managed sustainable urban forest by employing best management practices.

  1. Adopt-a-Spot
  2. Memorial Tree Planting Program
  3. Recycling Programs
  4. Street Trees
  5. Tree Planting Program

Adopt-A-Spot is a volunteer activity sponsored by the City of Stow that is great for individuals or families, groups, civic organizations and businesses. For more information, view the Adopt a Spot page.

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