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Public Tree Removal

The city is inspected on an annual basis for trees that need to be removed from the landscape.  The Forestry section removes trees on public property-boulevards, park land, city golf courses and other public space for various reasons.  Trees that are removed will generally fall into one of the following categories:

  • Dead, dying or declining
  • Diseased
  • Dangerous or hazardous structure
  • Invasive species
  • Construction related

Trees that will be removed are marked with a red ring at chest height and a number (this is the diameter of the tree).  Generally, inspectors begin marking trees for removal in May and the trees are then removed throughout the year.  If necessary the street will be posted with "No Parking" signs 24 hours in advance of the removal, but this in not always necessary. 

If you have a question about a public property tree that is marked for removal, please call the general forestry line at 651-632-5129.  Please be ready to supply an address or distinct location for the tree in question.

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