Trees provide environmental and aesthetic benefits to our current residents and for generations to come. Not only do they shade our streets and sidewalks, they filter pollutants from our air, intercept stormwater runoff reducing erosion, cool the air and store carbon. Studies have shown that trees provide a feeling of community, slow traffic when planted near the street and increase property values by up to 20 percent.
Find out how who's responsible, and how to maintain trees located in the city right-of-way.
Overland Park encourages new trees to be planted but stresses the importance of "Right Tree, Right Place," especially within the city right-of-way.
Use this mapping tool to search your address and see information about street trees in your neighborhood.
Learn how to keep native ecosystems strong.
If you plan on planting new trees on your private property, find out which species grow best in Overland Park here.
Learn more about what Overland Park crews are doing to curb mosquito populations.