To maintain trees and woody vegetation along City right-of-ways, parks and golf courses. The program also supports other departments, as necessary, for aerial personnel lifts and detailed functions such as snow plowing.
Services Provided:The Forestry Program is responsible for maintaining trees and woody vegetation along city right of ways, parks and golf courses. Assistance is also provided to other city departments and organizations by, among other things, plowing snow and putting up flags.
Learn a little history about the Forestry Program.
Check here for tree placement criteria and new home construction/final occupancy permit criteria.
Check here for the various tree lists for the City, including a list of trees suitable for planting in Cedar Rapids and a list of trees that are prohibited in the right-of-way.
The City trims and/or removes unsafe trees from the right-of-way.
Read about Arbor Day activities, Ornamental Callery Pear and various insects and diseases affecting our trees.LEARN MORE
There are many resources available to assist in locating a certified arborist.
Main line: (319) 286-5802After hours: (319) 286-5826
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