Trees located on boulevards are the property of the City of Northfield. As such, they are maintained or removed under supervision by the city. Maintenance of boulevard trees is ongoing; areas of focus are rotated on a four to five year basis. The city works with a certified tree inspector to check on trees in the event of storm damage or disease outbreak. Residents are encouraged to water boulevard trees during periods of dry weather.
Property owners may take private tree trimming materials and other brush to the City of Northfield compost site. Limb size must be less than six inches in circumference. (Professional tree trimming services, landscape contractors or other for-hire businesses are not allowed to drop off materials at the compost site.)
Shade Tree Advocate This quarterly newsletter published by MnSTAC (MN Shade Tree Advisory Committee) includes timely and up-to-date discussion of urban and community forestry issues, featured articles about Minnesota’s exemplary green cities, projects and volunteer efforts and a calendar of up-coming events, new publications and interesting websites.