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Storm & Brush Clean-Up
Tree Removal Permits
Dangers of Oak Wilt
Oak Wilt Flyer
Thousand Cankers Disease
of Black Walnuts
Article on Thousand Cankers Disease
The mission of the Forestry Division is to conserve and enhance the quality of life and provide for the safety of the citizens of the City of Rochester Hills by protecting, planting and maintaining a healthy urban tree population.
A systematic forestry program to manage the community’s trees, including inventory, inspection, monitoring and abatement, minimizes tree-related accidents and injuries.
Established in 1985, the Forestry Division is responsible for maintaining more than 19,000 trees along approximately 280 miles of city-maintained streets, 87 miles of pathways and along the Paint Creek and Clinton River trailways. The division also maintains the trees growing in city parks, at city facilities and along major boulevards (Walton, Livernois, Crooks, Adams and Hamlin).
Each spring and fall, the Forestry Division oversees the planting of street trees by a planting contractor in newer subdivisions, where funding has been provided by the developer. In addition, street trees are available at NO charge for approved planting sites.
Tree City USA
The Arbor Day Foundation has named the City of Rochester Hills a Tree City USA annually since 1990. The Tree City USA designation recognizes our community’s commitment to a quality tree management program.
Ken Elwert, CPRE
Director of Parks & Forestry
Forestry Operations Manager
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arbor Day Foundation
DNR Urban & Community Forestry
MI Dept of Agriculture & Rural Development
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The tree the city planted has died or is not thriving. Will the city replace it?
Will the city pick up or chip branches / brush / shrubs located on my property?
When is a Tree Removal Permit required?
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