Public Works

Our Mission:
To maintain trees and woody vegetation along City right-of-ways, parks and golf courses. The program also supports other departments, as necessary, for aerial personnel lifts and detailed functions such as snow plowing.


Services Provided:
The Forestry Program is responsible for planting and maintaining trees and woody vegetation along City right-of-ways, parks and golf courses. Assistance is also provided to other City departments and organizations by, among other things, plowing snow and putting up flags.

About the Program
Learn a little history about the Forestry Program.

Street Tree Placement
Check here for tree placement criteria and new home construction/final occupancy permit criteria.

Tree Planting
Check here for the various tree lists for the City, including a list of trees suitable for planting in Cedar Rapids and a list of trees that are prohibited in the right-of-way.

Tree Removal
The City trims and/or removes unsafe trees from the right-of-way.

Topics of Interest
Read about Arbor Day activities, Ornamental Callery Pear and various insects and diseases affecting trees.

How to Find a Certified Arborist
There are many resources available to assist in locating a certified arborist.

Emerald Ash Borer

Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Office Location:
City Services Center
500 15th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Phone:
Main line: 319-286-5747

Email
forestry@cedar-rapids.org

Fax:
319-540-8063

Plant Some Shade
Tree Planting in Right-of-Way Permit
ROW Tree Pruning Permit for Contractors

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