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Contact Information

201 4th Street SE
Room 150
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2525
Fax: 507-328-2535

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Department Contacts


The Parks Departments Forestry Division is responsible for the management of a comprehensive urban tree program including the control of Dutch Elm Disease, reforestation of park and boulevard areas, and maintenance of more than 30,000 boulevard and public property trees. The division also manages the noxious weed control program, bikeway system, Peace Plaza and central business district maintenance, and municipal landscape construction.

Prescribed Prairie Burns

Prairie Burn

The City of Rochester Park and Recreation Department will be conducting several prescribed burns on park property this fall. Weather, wind, and staffing will determine exactly which days the prescribed burns will take place.  For more information view the Press Release.  Below is the list of parks with links showing where burns will occur.

Wood Chips for Sale *pre-pay only*

How To Order:
  1. Print the Wood Chip Order Form 
  2. Fill out the form
  3. Send payment and form to the address on the order form

Size Price
30 cubic yard load $150.00/each
6-8 cubic yard load $100.00/each 
2 cubic yard load $50.00/each 

  • Deliveries will be made within city limits only
  • The wood chips you get may have small sticks
    and leaves.

 If you have any questions you can contact the City Forestry at 328-2515.

City Forestry

403 East Center Street
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: (507)328-2515

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Tree and Forestry Information

Tree Problems

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