Forest & Beach
Carmel-by-the-Sea Department of Forest and Beach
The Department of Forest and Beach is responsible for the maintenance of and improvements to the urban forest, all City parks, and the Carmel beach. Three employees take care of all arboricultural needs of the over 13,000 trees growing on public property. The majority of their time is spent pruning, planting, watering, treating insects, and removing dead trees. Keeping the urban forest healthy and safe is the Department's primary goal.
The Department provides staff support to the Forest and Beach Commission related to matters before it for consideration.