Administrative offices at City Hall and other facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Curbside garbage, recycling and organic waste will not be collected on Thanksgiving Day, but will be collected on Friday. Detailed schedule changes and other office closures: http://bit.ly/2OGZZyq
Trees on City-owned property
The Forestry Division, acting in the best interest of the trees and the public, determines whether a tree on City-owned property must be removed.
Reasons for tree removal from City-owned property may include:
- Dead and/or declining
- Structurally hazardous
- Undesirable species
- Threat to the health and well being of the public and or urban forest
- Improper placement
Notice of tree removal from City-owned property
The immediately adjacent property owner(s) will be notified by written or personal contact.
The Forestry Division will explain the rationale behind the decision to remove a tree. The final decision as to whether a tree is removed rests with the Forestry Division.
Who pays for the tree removal?
The City of Iowa City is responsible for costs associated with tree removal for trees growing:
- On boulevards
- In the public right of way of streets or alleys
- On easements behind sidewalks
- On City-owned parkland
- On other municipal public property