The City of Kalispell Parks and Recreation Department takes great pride in its urban forest and the Tree City USA status it has maintained since 1987. Trees are a critical part of the urban infrastructure and provide many benefits to the community. Benefits include air purification, windbreaks, noise reduction, animal habitat, shade and energy savings. The presence of trees is known to reduce stress and provide a mentally healthier environment for citizens.
A great deal of attention, care, and effort is required to improve, maintain, and expand a sustainable urban forest, which is the continued goal of the staff and crew of KPR.