About Forestry

The Forestry Unit manages boulevard and park tree planting, tree pruning, tree removal, stump removal, and tree diseases & pests.

Forestry's vision is to be stewards of the community forest by utilizing best management practices, by implementing innovative design solutions, and by increasing community awareness and engagement in order to preserve and enhance the quality and function of the community forest.

Important information for homeowners regarding the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), the City's management plan, and actions for your tree that should be taken into consideration can be found on the EAB page below.

Boulevard & Park Tree Management

Planting Pruning Tree & Stump Removal Disease & Pest Management Boulevard Tree Permit (Free) Storm Response Tree Care Recommendations Emerald Ash Borer Landmark Tree Program

Private Property Trees

Disease & Pest Management Planting Private Property Tree Disputes Tree Care Recommendations Storm Response Licensed Tree Care Companies Landmark Tree Program

Events & Activities


Community Partners

The Tree Advisory Panel is seeking new members

The Saint Paul Tree Advisory Panel (TAP) is looking for new members. TAP’s mission is to advise our Forestry Division on the preservation, promotion, and enhancement of Saint Paul's urban forest. This civilian panel reviews and advises us on existing ordinances, policies, procedures, and programs and assists in setting long term goals and strategies to promote and sustain a healthy, diverse urban forest. There are currently several vacancies which we hope to fill immediately.

Tree Advisory Panel (TAP)

Last Edited: January 11, 2022