Trees that are considered boulevard trees and maintained by the Streets Division are located in the Woodbury Heights, Park Hills, Royal Oaks and Royal Park subdivisions. If the city must remove boulevard trees in these areas, a tree replacement program is available to residents. Other subdivisions within the city have been provided front yard trees by the project developer; these are planted behind the boulevard area. These trees are the property owner's responsibility. The most current practice in new developments east of Bielenberg Drive calls for trees to be planted on the boulevard and that they be privately maintained by homeowner associations.
Before planting trees, residents should check with the Planning Department at (651) 714-3533 to determine minimum setback from the street curb. Lots on street corners have special requirements for landscaping. Any question relative to this policy for your street frontage should be addressed to the Public Works Department, (651) 714-3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Engineering Division, (651) 714-3593 or email@example.com.
If you notice a sight obstruction at an intersection, such as tree branches or shrubs obstructing the line of vision, please call the Street Division at (651) 714-3720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The obstruction will be investigated and, if found to be a safety issue, the property owner will be asked to trim or remove the obstruction.
Boulevard Tree Health
Dead, dying and diseased boulevard trees are removed under the city's Tree Disease Management program. Storm-damaged boulevard trees are trimmed or removed depending on the damage severity. Broken branches are removed to prevent injuries or damage to property. Stumps of removed trees are ground and the site is restored and seeded. No charge is made to the abutting property owner for these services.