Landscape Management

This Division improves the quality of life, encourages economic vitality, and instills civic pride in the City of Salem through visual and environmental improvement of city-owned properties and rights-of-way.

Duties of the Division include:

  • Design, installation and maintenance of landscaping throughout the City's public areas including bed/container plantings, mulching, pruning, fertilizer/herbicide application, watering, weeding, invasive species management, and proper species planting/site placement
  • Arboricultural work throughout the City's urban forest focusing on maintenance pruning, hazard/disease/pest removals, assessments, stump grinding, and fertilization
  • Citywide mowing maintenance of approximately 270 acres (right-of-way along streets/guardrails/bridges, parks, schools, municipal buildings/grounds, cemeteries, municipal golf course, and other miscellaneous areas)
  • Maintenance of City parks, greenways and downtown area involving mowing, mulching, aerating/overseeding, litter/trash removal, restrooms, playground equipment, flags, shelters, picnic tables and animal feeders
  • Flood/storm clean-up and general litter removal
  • Special Events assistance
  • Autumn leaf collection
  • Snow removal
  • Holiday decorations
  • Welcome to Salem signs
  • Operation of the Salem Farmers Market
  • Annual Arbor Day Foundation events / 20+ years Tree City USA municipality