Trees provide Farmington with countless benefits. To help ensure a
healthy and diverse community forest the city has established
guidelines for new tree planting and also maintains trees on all
publicly owned properties.
Boulevards are city owned properties next to any public
street. The city has control and management over all shrubs and trees
planted or overhanging all streets or other public property. Therefore,
any shrub or tree within a boulevard area is public property and will
be maintained by the city of Farmington.
Boulevard trees are routinely trimmed by the city to remove broken or
dead limbs, to maintain structure and for pedestrian and vehicle
clearance. Trimming height standards maintain a 10 foot clearance above
any walkway and 14 feet above the roadway.
Boulevard Tree Trimming
City crews are currently out trimming boulevard trees. Due to the high volume of trimming requests, the city will not be scheduling development requests this time. The city typically schedules trimming during dormant months (winter and early spring); this is the best time to trim because there are no insects and it limits the spread of disease.
The city also removes dead, dying and hazardous boulevard
trees. Attempts are made to notify property owners on the adjoining lot
in advance of this action. Residents are not assessed for trimming or
removal of boulevard trees. Please contact the Natural Resource staff
for tree trimming or if you have a dead, dying or hazardous boulevard
tree needing removal.
From time to time boulevard trees lose their limbs under
natural conditions. Downed limbs should be reported to the Natural
Resource staff at 651-280-6845. However, the city is not able to dispose
of boulevard tree limbs purposefully removed by residents or tree limbs
from private property.
Please review the yard waste disposal options.
If you are trimming trees on your property check out this guide for tree maintenance.
The city of Farmington has participated in the Tree City USA Program for the past twenty-five years and is committed to maintaining a healthy and attractive community forest.