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Street Trees

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Street Tree Information

Basic Tree Information
52 separate geographical sections
Each pruning section is pruned once every 8 years
This systematic pruning assures the trees are maintained in a safe and healthy condition

Our Foresters will look for and remove:

Limbs that hang low over the street or sidewalk
Limbs that brush against buildings, street lights, traffic signs and signals
Dead or weak limbs
Congested interior branches
The benefits from this pruning are many:

The trees will be healthier and better able to withstand wind and ice storms
The trees will be safer from vehicle damage
The trees will be less likely to cause property damage
The trees become stronger

Our Forester may do an emergency pruning or other urgent tree work on a case-by-case basis following an inspection.  Often times, these issues can be deferred to the planned pruning cycle program.  Storm damaged trees receive top priority that will be addressed outside the pruning cycle.

Private tree companies work under contract for the City do the majority of the city's street tree pruning.  They are required to follow tree-pruning guidelines developed by the National Arborist Association.  These are the accepted standards of the Tree Care Industry.

CPP5501651950's City workers cleaning up after a tree removal

Check out additional resources:

Shading our City

Shading our City: The Urban Forestry Management Plan is now available on-line.

hading Our City is intended to provide a framework for ensuring that the trees and forests of our City are appropriately cared for according to our community goals.

Street Tree Application

The Parks & Recreation Street Tree Application Program has been expanded. Be sure to submit your application by July 1st, 2016 to be considered for next year. Applications received now are for the 2016 fall planting. Learn more....

General Information

Information about power friendly trees is now available.

What is the drought impact?  Check out The Drought Impact article.

How Trees Can Retain Stormwater Runoff

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