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Ph: (314) 505-8619

                                                  Tree Guidelines • Tree Manual Tree Ordinance

Forestry Division U City Tree Nursery

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.


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.
Annual Community Forestry Plan


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 Replacment
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 leaf compost, 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)505-8588.

U City in Bloom - University City Tree Walk
For a list of non-native and native trees in University City. Visit the U City in Bloom Tree Walk website.


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