Department Services

Tree GuidelinesTree Manual Tree Ordinance

U City Tree NurseryThe 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.

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.

Storm Damage
The Forestry Division maintains trees on public rights 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.

Report Damage

To report damage to public right-of-way trees or limbs blocking streets, contact the Forestry Office, (314)505-8619.

County Road Tree Replacement
If the County had a tree removed between the sidewalk and curb in front of your house and you would like it replaced, please contact St. Louis County at 314-615-8538.
Mulch and Wood Chips
Heman Park has a distribution area where residents may pick up shredded wood, wood chips, and firewood. There is no fee to load vehicles with materials for personal use. To arrange loading by the City (for a fee) or for commercial use, call (314)505-8573 or (314)505-8560. Mulch is only available by delivery (for a fee). Please call (314)505-8560 to schedule a delivery.

U City in Bloom - University City Tree Walk
Visit the U City in Bloom website for more information.