Urban Forestry Office in Muncie

Muncie Urban Forestry Seal Tree City USA

About the Program: 

The City of Muncie has been a Certified Tree City USA since 1998!

The Muncie Urban Forestry Program was created to manage the City's tree resources. All City street trees (trees within the street right of way) and park trees are under the jurisdiction of the Urban Forester. 

The Urban Forestry Program provides direction and leadership to improve the health of the urban forest, and to enhance the enjoyment and safety of citizens of Muncie by:

  • Improving community knowledge of the values of our urban forest through a variety of informational programs and activities.
  • Creating awareness of and enforcing our city's tree ordinance.
  • Maintaining the city's trees to the highest industry standards.
  • Pursuing, establishing and maintaining partnerships that are beneficial to the urban forest.

The Urban Forestry Program is dedicated to contributing to the economic, aesthetic, social and environmental well being of the city and its citizens by providing public trees safe, cost effective, and professional care.


Initiatives of the Muncie Urban Forestry Program include:

The Jim Reese Memory Tree Program

The Public Tree Registry and Tree Photo Competition
Adopt-a-Tree Program - Detail Packet
Arbor Day Celebration annually in April


Contact the Urban Forester:

Kellie McClellan
Urban Forester, Certified Arborist 

Muncie Parks Department-Office
1800 S Grant Street
Muncie, IN 47302

7am - 3pm (M-F)



Contact the Muncie Urban Forestry Committee Chair:

Brad King

List of Muncie Urban Forestry Committee Members 


Additional Resources:

Muncie Tree Ordinance (Chapter 97)

Report a Tree Problem 

Issues Facing Muncie's Urban Forest 

Prohibited Street Trees 

Citizen Guides 

Community Enhancement Projects, Inc 

Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Division of Forestry  

Indiana Urban Forest Council 

Facebook.GIF Muncie Urban Forestry Facebook Page 


Did you know that all businesses who do professional tree work in the City of Muncie have to have a registered Arborist License with the Urban Forestry Office, according to the Muncie Tree Ordinance Sec. 97.05.?


To see a list of compliant Licensed Arborist for hire click the link below:
Licensed Arborist (2015)


If you are a business wishing to register, click on the application below:
Arborist License Application

With the Gas Boom came the Ball Brothers, a family rooted at the heart of Muncie development. The Ball Brothers are known for bringing Ball Corporation to Muncie, funding local businesses and serving the community with philanthropical acts.

Learn more about the history of Muncie

Office of the Mayor
The Honorable Daniel Ridenour

Muncie City Hall
Third Floor
300 N High Street
Muncie, IN 47305

(765) 747-4845
8am - 4pm (M-F)