Trees are a resource that can contribute to the economic
development of communities. These resources may not provide marketable
goods, but they generate "human services" that promote economic growth.
In an information-based economy, firms and workers are highly mobile.
Research has determined that people will move to places offering high
levels of amenities, including urban forest. The benefits of an urban
forest are possible only when planned and managed comprehensively as a
'green infrastructure'. Citywide systems of roads and utilities deliver
service in a comprehensive and predictable manner. Likewise, planned
systems of trees, parks and green spaces provide plant and ecosystem
benefits throughout Troy.
Troy has been recognized as TREE CITY USA for more than 25 years.
Pruning/Maintenance of Trees Information
Recommended Trees to Plant in the City Right-of-Way List