A: – If you have a tree in your yard, you are responsible for maintaining it.
What is the difference between pruning and removing a tree?
Pruning is the removal of specific branches from a tree to improve its appearance and health.
Removal is the complete removal of a tree.
Why is pruning important?
Pruning is important to the health of a tree. It can help the tree to:
Grow in a certain
Q: Where is the free firewood and mulch and how do I get it?
A: You can get mulch for free at the Operations/Forestry lot off of Pearl Parkway. You can get firewood through the OSMP Firewood Program.
Q: How is this work beneficial to me and my land?
A: Restoring your forest to its historic condition will make it more resilient to the threats of fire, insects and diseases. This resiliency will help preserve your forestland for future generations. In addition, your property value could increase and your insurance premiums could decrease based on the fact that you have actively mitigated fire threat to your trees and structures by creating a healthy stand of trees on your property.
Q: How many trees will get cut down?
A: EQIP is a program that pays landowners to treat their forest. The amount of money you receive depends on the size of your project. You will work with your local District Forester to decide how to treat your forest.
Q: How long does a project take to be completed?
A: Your Conservation Forester can help you develop a timeline for your project based on the size of your land and the intensity of Forest improvement work that is required to meet historical forest conditions. Generally, we try to create plans that are achievable within 1-3 years.
Q: How are EQIP applications chosen for funding?
A: Your application will be ranked based on a number of factors, including the conservation benefits and cost effectiveness of your proposal.
CITY PROPERTY AND CARE ASSISTANCE.
Q: What if I want to plant trees on City property?
A: The City of Pittsburgh is responsible for the care and maintenance of trees within the right-of-way and City Parks. To request work on a city-owned tree, call 311 or fill out the online request form and give a detailed description of the location and work that you would like to have done.
Q: How do I get on the tree planting list?
A: You will need to contact the city and request an inspection. After the inspection, you will be put on a list and receive a letter before the next planting season.
Q: How do I take care of the tree in the park strip adjacent to my property?
A: Water trees with a hose separately from grass. Keeping grass away from the trunk and placing mulch can help to ensure a tree’s vigor. See tree care page for more detailed information. To avoid damaging a tree, don’t hang signs, swings, lights, etc from a tree and seek the help of Urban Forestry for pruning/removal services rather than attempting to prune the tree yourself.
Q: How much are my trees worth and how do I sell them?
A: The best way to determine the fair market value of trees is to invite several timber buyers to bid on the trees. The Kansas Forest Service recommends establishing a contract prior to timber sales and receiving payment upfront before any harvesting begins.
Q: How can I identify the trees on my property?
A: To identify trees on your property, use a combination of online resources and field guides.
Q: Who maintains the city’s street trees?
A: The Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks’ Forestry Division is responsible for maintaining the city’s street trees. Regular maintenance activities include pruning, watering, mulching, and tree removal when necessary. Citizens can help by watering and mulching trees in front of their homes.
Q: How can I assist the current effort to maintain street trees?
A: Water street trees with at least five gallons of water during dry periods and mulch them with wood chips, grass clippings, or shredded bark. Do not put mulch directly on the tree’s trunk and avoid edging around street trees with brick or wood ties.
Q: How can FCCD help implement my forestry project?
A: Your Conservation District Forester can help you with your project by providing technical assistance, project planning, and advice on how to implement your project.
Q: How will the trees on my property be removed?
A: A stand thinning will reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire by removing trees and brush that are too close together. This will also improve the health of the trees that remain.
How to get started
If you are interested in having your stand thinned, you can contact the Conservation Forester in your area. He or she will come out to your property and help you create a plan. The plan will be submitted to the Conservation District Board of Supervisors for approval. Once approved
KANSAS FOREST SERVICE AND EQIP PROGRAM INFORMATION.
Q: Who is my local Kansas Forest Service forester, and how can I contact them?
A: There are eight district foresters in Kansas. To find the one who serves your county, visit the Kansas Forest Service website and use the "Find a Forester" tool.
Q: What does a forester in Kansas do?
A: Kansas foresters are responsible for many of the same duties as other foresters, but they also have knowledge of agroforestry which is the integration of trees and shrubs into agricultural systems.
Q: What portion of costs does EQIP cover?
A: EQIP pays a fixed amount for each project, so t he total amount of coverage depends on many factors. Some projects will cost more for a logger than others, so FCCD will work with you to cover any short-falls in EQIP funds by applying for additional grant or partner dollars. However, there is no guarantee of 100% cost coverage.
Q: I am interested in applying for EQIP. What is the process?
A: The first step is to contact
TO DO ABOUT SIDEWALK UPLIFTED BY TREE?.
Q: What about non-building products that we need, like paper?
A: There is no easy answer when it comes to deciding whether or not to use concrete, wood, or other materials for construction purposes. Each option has its own set of pros and cons in terms of sustainability. In the end, the best decision may be a mix of different materials, depending on the specific project.
Q: What can we do about the sidewalks that are uplifted by a tree in the vicinity?
A: Call 311 and ask for the Footways Division to come out and repair the sidewalk. The city will not remove a tree because it conflicts with a sidewalk.
Q: What Can I Do if I Witness Logging Practices that Do Not Appear to be Consistent With SFI Guidelines?
A: The SFI training program was developed to satisfy the wood-procurement and harvesting requirements of the many SFI-certified wood purchasing companies in Michigan. SFE training consists of core and continuing education (CE) training. The most recent qualified logging professional standard can be found on this website under the education tab. In order to be considered a qualified logging professional crew, each logging crew MUST have at least one key field person (i.e., equipment operators, field supervisors)
FOR TREE PRUNING AND BRANCH REMOVAL?.
Q: Who should I call if my tree needs pruning?
A: Contact 311 to report a tree that needs pruning.
Q: Who should I call about a broken branch hanging up in a public tree?
A: Call the forestry office at 303-441-4406 instead of logging a request through Inquire Boulder.
Q: Who do I call if a Tree needs work?
A: If you have a concern about a tree, you may hire an arborist to inspect it. If the tree is on your property, you are responsible for its care. If the tree is on a neighbor's property, you will need to notify the owner of your concern.
Q: What if neighbor’s private tree limbs are hanging onto my property?
A: Talk to your neighbor about trimming the tree limbs hanging onto your property.
CITY'S INVOLVEMENT IN TREE CONSERVATION AND PLANTING.
Q: What steps have you taken for forest conservation?
A: We help landowners manage their forests to achieve their goals, and we are an industry leader in forest conservation.
Q: What is the city doing about Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)?
A: The City of Boulder has been actively managing EAB since 2013. At that time there were over 6,000 public ash trees in Boulder. With the support of City Council, Boulder Forestry's EAB program involves preserving approximately 1,300 public ash trees, removing infested ash trees, increasing tree planting efforts, releasing biocontrols and educating the public.
Q: What is the city’s recommendation for private ash tree treatment?
A: EAB is bad. You should treat your trees with an injectable non-neonicotinoid pesticide containing emamectin benzoate or azadirachtin.
Q: How far from the street can I plant a private tree?
A: You can find your property line location and the public right of way distance from your property by visiting the Planning Department office or the Boulder County Assessor's Office property search.
REQUEST TREE SERVICES AND ADDRESS TREE-RELATED ISSUES.
Q: How do I request a city tree to be trimmed or removed?
A: The name and address of the property owner
-The location of the tree on the property
-The type of tree
-The approximate size of the tree
-The condition of the tree
Q: How can I get a tree planted in front of my house?
A: Complete the Tree Planting Request form and mail it to the Forestry Division.
Q: How do I donate a tree or request a memorial tree be planted in honor of a loved one?
A: Memorial trees are planted in city parks in the spring (March 15 – June 1) or in the fall (Sept. 1 - Nov. 1) and the cost is $350/tree.
Q: What can I do regarding tree roots in my sewer or water lines?
A: Rodding is a process where a mechanical root cutter is used to cut tree roots out of lines. It is an effective way to remove tree roots from lines and to prevent future root growth.
Q: What is urban forestry?
A: Urban forestry is the management of trees in the urban landscape. This includes the management of trees as a whole system and individually.
Q: How old is this tree?
A: Platanus racemosa is a species of flowering plant in the Platanaceae family, native to western North America.
Platanus racemosa is a species of flowering plant in the Platanaceae family, native to western North America. It is a deciduous tree growing to 20–30 m (66–98 ft) tall, with a trunk up to 1.5 m (4.9 ft) diameter. The bark is smooth and brown, with a che
Q: What is the Young Tree Pruning Program?
A: The Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks’ Forestry Division will be instituting a new program to prune young trees that have a dbh (diameter at breast height) of less than 8”.
Q: What is considered an emergency?
A: If a tree is blocking a road or has fallen on private property, it is considered an emergency and the Forestry Division will respond immediately. If a tree is blocking a sidewalk, it is not considered an emergency but the Forestry Division will respond in a timely manner. Hanging limbs or dead limbs that have not broken off the tree do not constitute an emergency, but should be called in as a pruning request.
Q: What other actions would help prevent severe wildfire damage?
A: EQIP can help you and your neighbors create a healthier, more resilient forest. Applying as a group can maximize the benefits of the program.
Q: What happens after the tree removal work is completed?
A: Forest restoration is the process of improving the health of a forest by removing invasive species, thinning the forest, and/or removing understory vegetation. The goal is to create a more diverse and sustainable forest ecosystem. Forest restoration projects often involve the use of heavy equipment, and it is important to have a plan in place to minimize the impact of this equipment on the landscape.
Q: What is a “Town Tree”?
A: The Town of Arlington is responsible for trees growing on Town property, including trees on opened and maintained rights of way (streets and sidewalks), in parks, and on other Town-owned property. If you're not sure whether a tree is a Town tree or a private tree, you can call the Department of Public Works at 781-455-7550 for assistance.