St. Louis City’s urban woodland and forested natural areas were modified, degraded, and/or overly-mature habitats requiring management intervention for ecological health, species diversity, and public safety. To accomplish long-term success in Forest Park’s woodlands and forests, restorations and management strategies seeking to “treat the problem not the symptom” was implemented. The most important best management practices for Forest Park’s woodlands and forests included forest stand improvement, prescribed burns, invasive and non-native species management, creation of public stewards, and plant material supplementation.