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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Managing Trees in Your Landscape

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In order to ensure your trees survive the fall and winter without damage, address any issues you notice as soon as possible. This includes the trees in the "right-of-way," that part of the street between the lot line (often a sidewalk) and the curb. 

A property owner/tenant that has trees in the right-of-way is responsible for the maintenance of those trees including keeping the trees trimmed so that all branches are at least 15 feet above the surface of the street and 8 feet above sidewalks. 

Please note: If there is a state or federal government state of emergency declaration for the city of Oskaloosa, the city will trim or remove damaged right-of-way trees. In absence of an emergency declaration, it is the responsibility of the property owner/tenant to trim or remove damaged right-of-way trees.

If the property owner/tenant fails to trim the trees in the right-of-way, the city may do so and assess the costs against the property.

To learn more about managing the trees in your landscape visit our webpage.

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