Todd Little - Full Bio
As an urban forester, my job is to help the people of our city understand the significant benefits trees provide to us while also giving the trees a chance to provide these benefits. My goal is to help people understand that street trees are not a "nice thing to have" but instead a necessity to the lives of us humans, as well as those plants and animals that we share this urban ecosystem with.
Todd has been working with our team since June of 2019. After starting as an intern, he was recently able to remain on the team in the new role of associate urban forester. Todd graduated from the University of North Florida in August of 2019 with a double major in history and political science, and he now is working on a graduate certificate in urban forestry from Oregon State University. One of the primary focus points of his position is the level 1 tree planting program where homeowners can call 630-City and request trees to be planted in the right of way adjacent to their home. Through this program, Todd is able to work with homeowners to select an appropriate species to plant near their home based on the principles of "right tree, right place." By working so closely with homeowners, Todd hopes to bring urban forestry to every corner of our large city and to make sure everyone can appreciate the benefits that trees provide.