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.
The Forestry Program is responsible for planting and 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.
Street Tree Placement
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.
How to Find a Certified Arborist
There are many resources available to assist in locating a certified arborist.
Emerald Ash Borer
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
City Services Center
500 15th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
Main line: 319-286-5747
Plant Some Shade
Tree Planting in Right-of-Way Permit
ROW Tree Pruning Permit for Contractors