Trees are a very valuable asset to the city of Provo, so much that Provo Power has it’s own “Forestry Division” dedicated strictly to the urban forest within the City of Provo which manages over 30,000 trees that are growing under electrical power lines and facilities. Our crews also maintain (prune, remove, spray, and plant) over 13,000 Street Trees throughout the City.
Provo Power is proud to have been awarded and certified as a Tree City USA city for 35 years. Part of the certification requirements is to plant a certain number of trees throughout the city annually and have an aggressive maintenance program for all city trees. It is our goal and vision to maintain every city tree and offer the best customer service necessary to get the job done. Being a Tree City USA recipient demonstrates our dedication to protecting and improving our urban forest.
Sometimes trees grow too close to power lines. These can cause power outages during storms. If you see a tree that needs trimming, call (801) 852-6000 or you can report it online through the 311 Customer Service Self Portal.
In this Tree Selection Guide, you can find many different types and species of trees that grow well in our city. There are also tips and tricks about planting trees that can be a good reference for any level of a green thumb.
You can read more about Provo City’s Arboricultural Standards and Specifications established by city ordinance.
If you have any questions on tree planting we’re here to help. Feel free to contact our City Forester at 801-852-6920.