Boise's urban forest consists of a variety of common and unique trees. A diversity of species is very important to maintain so an invasion of insects or disease doesn't destroy a large percentage of the urban forest. To that end, new species and varieties are tried with varying success.
Boise Community Forestry provides a series of self-guided tree walks, for citizens to use to learn about the variety of trees in Boise's Parks. Brochures are available to guide you on these tree walks, with a map showing the approximate locations of each tree. Each tree walk contains basic tree descriptions, including the common and botanical names, the size of an average full-grown healthy tree and the ability for the species to adapt to different soil and site conditions.