Trees and Plants

Volunteers planting a tree at Brown Road Park


We're proud of our trees. They are a beautiful addition to our city and have a number of environmental benefits. Not only do our trees absorb carbon dioxide and reduce soil erosion, but their leaves and needles act as air filters by capturing dust and other pollution. Shade from our trees help cool streets and sidewalks, reduce glare from buildings, and absorb some noise.

Salem has resources to help you plan your tree and landscaping projects as well as learn more about how trees benefit our community and the steps the city is taking to grow a healthy tree canopy.