Sound Off: One of the trees on my street, which the city planted a number of years ago, appears to be dying. Whom do I call at the city about having that tree taken care of?
Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager, provided this answer: It depends. If the tree is on the right of way (the area between the curb and the sidewalk), the city owns the tree and would make the replacement if growing conditions are suitable. If the tree is in a newer subdivision, then the tree was most likely planted via a contract and paid for by the developer with the building permit. These trees carry a carry a one-year warranty. For tree replacements after one year, it is the homeowner’s responsibility. Homeowners can choose to plant their own tree or call the city to purchase another tree. The current cost is $245. Contact the Parks and Recreation Division at 832-7970 for more information.