Tree Pruningupdated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014
The city's rotational boulevard tree pruning season has continued as of January 6, 2014. The contractor, Northeast Tree, Inc., hired by the city, will start at 41st & Salem, working their way west to Highway 100 (and then onto the Eliot neighborhood). This work is intended to improve the health, safety and function of all of our boulevard trees; pruning each boulevard tree once every nine years.
The neighborhoods designated in the 2014 cycle for pruning are Browndale, Eliot, Eliot View and Blackstone.
Routine pruning of public property trees is handled by city contractors and is conducted during the months of January - March. Boulevard trees are only pruned once every nine years at no cost to the adjacent property owner. The adjacent property owner may opt to pay for earlier pruning as long as they use a tree service licensed by the City of St. Louis Park. To view a map of rotational boulevard tree pruning area, click here.
Property owners are responsible for the full cost of pruning trees on private property. Property owners may use only tree services licensed by the City of St. Louis Park; through licensing tree contractors, the city is assuring its property owners that these companies have adequate insurance and qualifications to perform safe and professional tree work. Pruning of trees is strongly recommended during tree dormancy (November through March). Click here for a list of licensed tree services.