When severe storms knock over or damage public trees, we respond with the following priorities:
Trees that have fallen into a power line may be deadly. If you suspect that a tree is in contact with an energized wire, stay away, and call 911.
If you see a public tree that is leaning, has broken branches, hanging limbs or any unsafe defects, call 612-313-7710.
You are responsible for disposing of wood chips, branches, logs and stumps from your property. Use the City’s regular yard waste service for small storm debris. You may also hire a licensed contractor to remove tree debris.
Occasionally, if a severe storm creates a large amount of tree debris, the Department of Public Works and the MPRB may declare an emergency and give special instructions to help you get rid of your private debris. We will post information on our website if we declare an emergency.
When a boulevard tree falls or is damaged in a storm, we add it to a replanting list unless something in the environment would prevent the tree from developing properly. It is not necessary to request a boulevard tree replacement.
Call 612-313-7710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.