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About the Public Space and Urban Forestry Division

The Public Space & Urban Forestry (PSUF) Division’s mission is to plan, construct, and steward the public realm to promote environmental and public health vitality through the City’s network of public spaces and urban forest.  Our core values include: public service, environmental stewardship, progress, teamwork and professionalism.


Contact Information
Luisa Oliveira
Director of Public Space and Urban Forestry

Monday - Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Phone Number

93 Highland Ave.
3rd Floor
Somerville, MA 02143
United States

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Programs & Initiatives

Somerville Young Tree Training Program
In an effort to promote the health of the existing trees in the City of Somerville, this program focuses on pruning all of the young trees in the City
Somerville Parks Tree Health Program
A proactive Parks Tree Health Program focusing on Somerville-owned parks and delivering the best arboreal practices to promote healthy tree growth.
Plantings in City Spaces: Information on Natives Policy & Invasive Plants
Help us stop black swallow-wort and other unwanted plants.
ArtFarm is Somerville’s proposal for a self-sustaining art and urban agriculture laboratory designed to foster community engagement and creativity.
The Mayor's Urban Agriculture Initiative
Our Urban Ag program brought first Urban Ag Ordinance in New England, the Urban Ag Ambassadors program, new farms, and more.

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