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

Phone: 507-328-2515
Fax: 507-328-2511 
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Hours (Mon-Fri):
Winter
7:30am to 4:00pm
Summer 7:00am to 3:30pm 

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Standing Dead Tree/High Risk Tree

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Ordinance 6-2 Tree Management - Nuisance, Disease, and Insect Control 

Calls for the removal of any Tree that "Any tree creating a public hazard whether the tree is on public or private property, and without regard for any damage to the tree." and, "Any standing dead trees or dead brush." are to be mitigated within 100 feet of developled\utalized areas.

 

I have a High Risk Tree...

 

All High Risk Trees marked with a Orange ‘X’ have been declared a public nuisance according to City Ordinance 6-2.  The marked tree(s) must be removed within 20 days from the date printed on this notice. The property owner must manage the removal of all marked trees or abate the nuisance as described above. The removal does not require the removal of the stump.

If the property owner fails to remove a marked tree within the specified time frame, the City will manage the removal.

The City will obtain unit1 bids from licensed and insured contractors for the removal of the marked trees. The cost for removal of the marked tree will not be known until the City requests quotations from contractors for the removal. Tree removal will not include removal of the stump. The property owner will be billed for the removal and disposal costs incurred by the City as well as an administrative fee of $37.50 for each property identified on this notice. Property owners who wish to obtain more specific information relative to the removal procedure, or if you no longer own the property, or this notice was sent to you in error, please contact the Forestry Division.

 

I have a Standing Dead Tree...

 

All High Risk Trees marked with a Orange ‘X’ have been declared a public nuisance according to City Ordinance 6-2 The marked tree(s) must be removed within 20 days from the date printed on this notice. The property owner must manage the removal of all marked trees or abate the nuisance as described above. The removal does not require the removal of the stump.

If the property owner fails to remove a marked tree within the specified time frame, the City will manage the removal.

The City will obtain unit1 bids from licensed and insured contractors for the removal of the marked trees. The cost for removal of the marked tree will not be known until the City requests quotations from contractors for the removal. Tree removal will not include removal of the stump. The property owner will be billed for the removal and disposal costs incurred by the City as well as an administrative fee of $37.50 for each property identified on this notice. Property owners who wish to obtain more specific information relative to the removal procedure, or if you no longer own the property, or this notice was sent to you in error, please contact the Forestry Division.

1Unit bids are defined as costs for removal of each marked tree.