| Tree Guidelines • Tree Manual • Tree Ordinance
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry maintains 30,000 trees along streets and in parks. Tree trimming is scheduled during winter, new trees are planted in winter and spring, trees are removed during the summer, and stump grinding is done in the fall. Firewood generated by tree removal or trimming is available to residents free of charge at the job site and at Heman Park throughout the year.
2013 Annual Community Forestry Plan
2014 Annual Community Forestry Plan
2015 Annual Community Forestry Plan
2016 Annual Community Forestry Plan
Requesting New Street Trees
Citizens’ requests for new street trees should be made by September 1. Work requests and tree inspections can be made by calling (314)505-8619 or by downloading a Tree Inspection Request form.
The Forestry Division maintains trees on public right of way, in parks and on other public properties. After a storm, crews clear streets of city-owned, downed tree limbs on an emergency basis. The City is responsible for the removal of limbs from publicly owned trees only. Trees on private property are maintained by the owners.