What is a Public Tree?

What is a Public Tree?

“Public” trees are those owned, regulated, and/or cared for by a government entity — a village, city, township, county, state, etc.

In Wyoming, OH, public trees include those growing:

  • in the right-of-way along roads (aka ROW or curbside trees)
    • there are approximately 66 curb miles in the City
  • in parks & preserves
    • there are 45.3 acres of active-use parks in the City
    • there are 25 acres of passive-use preserves/green areas in the City
  • on other city land — like the Civic Center, police/fire station, administration building, etc.

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1. Who owns the tree lawn?
2. Who owns trees growing in the tree lawn?
3. Who is responsible for maintenance of trees in the tree lawn or public right-of-way?
4. My tree was removed recently. Will I get a replacement?
5. I have an open spot that clearly hasn’t had a tree in it for more than one year. Can I request that a tree be planted there?
6. Does Wyoming have a setback planting program?
7. What do I do if I see a broken limb, dieback, or other issues of concern?
8. Can I get firewood from the annual tree removals?
9. How is Public Tree Management Funded?
10. What is a Public Tree?
11. Who Cares for Public Trees?
12. Who Prunes Right-of-Way Trees?
13. Why Care About Public Trees?
14. How is Public Tree Management Funded?