Public Works

Our Mission:
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 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.

Tree Planting
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.

Tree Removal
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

Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Office Location:
City Services Center
500 15th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Phone:
Main line: 319-286-5747

Email
forestry@cedar-rapids.org

Plant Some Shade

Tree Planting in Right-of-Way Permit
ROW Tree Pruning Permit for Contractors

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