Tree Pruningupdated: Thursday, September 01, 2016
Each year the City of St. Louis Park hires a licensed and qualified tree service to prune a portion of the city's boulevard trees. This "rotational" pruning typically occurs during the winter months of January through March, but for 2016, we will be pruning in November and December also. The tree service/ contractor, Northeast Tree, Inc., hired by the city for work in 2016 will be starting in November in the Lake Forest neighborhood and will continue through this neighborhood through March 2017. 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 2016/17 cycle for pruning are Lake Forest, Sorenson and Birchwood.
Routine pruning of public property trees is handled by city contractors and is typically conducted during the dormant months of November - 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 additional pruning as long as they use a tree service licensed by the City of St. Louis Park. View a map of rotational boulevard tree pruning area.
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). Follow the link for a list of licensed tree services.