The City Code of Iowa City considers trees fitting the description below to be a public nuisance:

Section 6-1-2. Public Nuisances

B. Diseased Or Damaged Trees Or Plant Materials: Any dead, diseased or damaged trees or plant materials which may harbor serious insect or disease pests or disease injurious to other trees or plant materials, or any healthy tree in such a state of deterioration that any part of such tree is likely to fall and damage property or cause injury to persons.

Any trees fitting the above description, whether on public or private property, should be reported to:

  • Hazardous and Diseased Trees
  • For trees located on private property, contact Neighborhood and Development Services at 319-356-5132.