Forestry and Natural Resources

The Forestry Division maintains a healthy and viable urban forest through the following:
  • Identifying and removing diseased trees
  • Coordinating the annual Arbor Day celebration
  • Sponsoring annual Spring Park Cleanup
  • Enforcing the City’s tall grass/weed ordinance
  • Enforcing state/county noxious weed requirements
  • Monitoring private native grass/flower plantings
  • Investigating, overseeing and resolving City/private boundary interface conflicts
  • Providing forestry and natural resources related consultations
  • Managing the City’s conservation areas, which includes oak savanna, remnant prairie, remnant “Big Woods” forests and the riparian zones along creek and river watersheds

Report Suspicious Activity
Dial 911 if you notice suspicious activities on City parks or open space property such as tree cutting, vehicles driving off-road, dumping, etc.


Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Arbor Day Month