Bureau of Forestry
City Street TreesTrees located within the public right of way are normally the responsibility of the City with a few exceptions. Trees which are dead, diseased, or dying will be inspected by the City and either pruned or removed depending upon their conditions. Trees requiring some action on the part of the City are placed on a list to be addressed as staffing and funding becomes available for such work. The volume of work can exceed the funds available in any particular fiscal year.
Where trees are close to, or utility wires run through them, the City must wait for the respective utility company to remove the trees to a point below the wires before removal of the remainder of the tree.