Tree Projects and Replacement Schedule

The City of Fayetteville Urban Forestry Department works with other City departments, as well as outside contractors, to plant trees. Every year, the Urban Forestry Department conducts a Tree Escrow planting with funds received from developments that were not able to achieve on-site mitigation. When other City departments are organizing the tree plantings, Urban Forestry staff assists by suggesting tree species to be planted. Tree planting projects happen in the fall and/or spring, as these are the best times to plant trees for survival. However, trees can be planted throughout winter if it is a mild winter. Staff chooses locations for tree plantings based on right-of-ways that are lacking trees. 

Tree replacements are conducted by the Transportation Department or the Urban Forestry Department in fall or (if it is mild) winter.


2017 Tree Projects

Persimmon Street
Facilitated by: Urban Forestry Department
Completion Date: November 15, 2017

The trees planted on Persimmon Street were on the north side of the street in between Broyles Ave. and N. Rupple Rd. In total, 44 trees will be planted. This project was funded by the Tree Escrow Account and will be complete by November 15, 2017. Click here to view a planting plan for this project.

Entertainment District Tree Pruning Project
Facilitated by: Urban Forestry Department
Completion Date: July 2017

Trees in the Entertainment District were pruned to allow vehicles and pedestrians to safely pass below without damaging trees. In total, 166 trees were pruned according to the tree pruning detail. Click here to see the tree pruning detail used for this project.

Rupple Road (MLK to Persimmon)
Facilitated by: Engineering Department
Completion Date: May 2017
The trees planted in the median on Rupple Road are species that can process large amounts of water. The median is at a lower elevation in the middle, where the trees are planted, and therefore the water gathers around the base of the trees. In total, 194 trees were planted. The project was organized by the Engineering Department. Click here to view a plan of the trees planted on Rupple Road.

2016 Tree Projects

College Avenue (Maple to North)
Facilitated by: Transportation Department
Completion Date: December 2016
The trees planted on the East side of College Avenue between Maple and North are planted in Urban Tree Wells. Urban Tree Wells are specially engineered to promote tree growth by being planted in structural soil. In total, 49 trees were planted. This project was organized by the Transportation Department. Click here to view a plan of the College Avenue tree planting.

Mt. Comfort (Raven to Salem)
Facilitated by: Urban Forestry Department
Completion Date: November 2016
The trees planted on Mt. Comfort were replacement trees to fill in gaps where trees had died. In total, 11 trees were planted. The project was organized by the Urban Forestry Department. Click here to view plans for the trees planted on Mt. Comfort.

Crossover (Joyce to Ivey)
Facilitated by: Engineering Department
Completion Date: April 2016
The second section of trees planted on Crossover were planted between Joyce Blvd and Ivey Ln. The project was organized by the Engineering Department. In total, 239 trees were planted. Several trees have died and will be replaced in the future. Click here to view plans for the second section of trees planted on Crossover.

2015 Tree Projects

Crossover (Township to Joyce)
Facilitated by: Engineering Department
Completion Date: October 2015
The first section of trees planted on Crossover Rd. were planted between Township St. and Joyce Blvd. The project was organized by the Engineering Department. In total, 226 trees were planted. Click here to view plans for the first section of trees planted on Crossover.