Under the tree care ordinance passed in March of 1998, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry was assigned responsibility for the tree care of all City owned trees. Since that time, most of the community's street trees have been inventoried and the most critical needs have been addressed. With your help, we will continue to strive to keep our urban forest resources healthy and safe for years to come.
Anyone needing to plant, remove, or prune City owned right-of-way trees must have prior approval from the City Forester. Please contact the Parks, Recreation and Forestry office at (573) 634-6482 for a right-of-way tree work permit application or questions on trees that are in city right-of-way.
With your help, we will continue to strive to keep our urban forest resources healthy and safe for years to come!