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What's a boulevard tree?
A boulevard tree is any tree that grows with the boulevard right-of-way. These trees are considered property of the City. In a residential area, the standard boulevard right-of-way follows the street curb and reaches 15 feet into a yard. Within the right-of-way are underground utility lines such as those for electric and cable services.
Permit needed for boulevard tree work
A permit is required in advance to do work on a boulevard tree.
There is no fee for the permit
. Work includes activities such as:
Spraying with pesticide or other chemical treatment
Before doing any boulevard tree work, residents must submit an application for review by City forestry staff. In most cases, a site inspection will be needed. A site inspection is done to make sure that the proposed work is appropriate for the tree and/or the location. For example, staff would review a tree planting proposal to make sure that that species selected is appropriate for that site and would not interfere with nearby infrastructure or pedestrian/driver safety.
Also, if a chemical treatment is proposed, the product and application method would be reviewed for personal and environmental safety. By ordinance, boulevard trees may not be treated by soil drenching -- only soil injection or trunk injection is allowed.
Download a permit application for boulevard tree work
Boulevard Tree Work Permit Application
is available in two formats:
Microsoft Word form
(use Microsoft Word to open and type in information)
Adobe Acrobat PDF form
(print and fill in by hand)
You can also arrange to pick up a paper copy of the application by calling the City Forester at (952) 895-4508.
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