Urban Forestry

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City of Carmel Urban Forestry

Principal Urban Forester,
  Daren Mindham

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Many property owners have questions about whose responsibility it is to maintain trees on city property, their or their neighbors’ property.
Many of these frequently asked questions answer many of these concerns.
For other questions, please e-mail

Street trees

Much of Carmel’s beauty is derived from street trees. Carmel has been recognized as a Tree City USA for many years because we are dedicated to preserving and increasing the number of tress in our community. A big part of this initiative has been our street tree program. Please see the links below for information on the urban forestry committee and our street tree program.

Tree selection


Call before you dig! The first step of the planting process should be to call Holey Moley
(Indiana Underground Plant Protection Service) 811 or 800-382-5544


Urban Forester in the News

The City of Carmel was featured in the Society of Municipal Arborists’ magazine ‘City Trees’.
Carmel’s Urban Forester wrote the article highlighting Carmel’s newly accredited and award winning forestry program.

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Carmel Street Tree Inventory Data

29,235 trees inventoried, inventory found 156 species representing 71 genera.

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