Forestry

Welcome to the City of New Brighton's Forestry Department! Did you know City crews plant, trim, prune and maintain thousands of trees, plants and shrubs?

  1. Emerald Ash Borer
  2. Oak Wilt & Dutch Elm Disease

PREVENT EMERALD ASH BORER - TREAT YOUR TREES 

Treat your trees for $6.50 per diameter inch.Emerald Ash Borer

Residents who suspect they or a neighbor has Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) should call Jim Veiman (Park Maintenance - Forester) at 651-638-2065.

Phone numbers of contractors agree to a lowered price for treating the ash trees for the residents of New Brighton:

  • Precision Tree Care: 651-243-8665
  • YTS Companies: 612-331-1133

Since 2010 the City of New Brighton has treated boulevard and selected park ash trees for emerald ash borers (EAB) following the recommended treatment guidelines.

In November of 2013, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirmed the discovery of ash trees infested with EAB on residential property in the City of New Brighton. Because EAB is a serious invasive pest, a quarantine was placed on Ramsey County to slow the spread of EAB to other areas.

The City took preventive steps to establish criteria for contractors treating EAB. The criteria ensure residents receive services from a competent contractor at a fair price. Contractors need to be in business for at least 5 years and agree to charge no more than $6.50 per diameter inch per tree (with a $100 minimum charge).

The City's forestry website provides specific information on what services the contractor agrees to and what the property owner can expect from the contractor. 

Useful Links

  1. BOULEVARD TREE PLANTING INFO
  2. PROPER PRUNING OF TREES

The City of New Brighton offers a complimentary tree for residents to place along roads and right-of-way of their property. No sidewalk is necessary.

There are several requirements in order to be approved for receiving a boulevard tree, most importantly:

  • Any requested boulevard tree location must pass inspection by the City Arborist to ensure there is adequate space.
  • Watering and minor pruning are to be done by the underlying property owner (the city will provide a 20-gallon watering bag).
  • Unless approved by the City Forester, boulevard trees are currently limited to one per household.

Large Size Trees (Grows over 50 Feet)Request a Tree Opens in new window

  • Sunburst Honeylocust
  • Espresso Kentucky Coffeetree
  • White Oak
  • Swamp White Oak
  • Northern Red Oak
  • Accolade Elm
  • Cathedral Elm
  • Heritage Birch
  • Quaking Aspen
  • Prairie Gold Aspen
  • American Linden

Medium Size Tree (Grows Less Than 50 Feet)

  • Autumn Splendor Buckeye
  • Yellowwood
  • Princeton Sentry Ginkgo Biloba
  • Bloodgood Planetree

Small Size Tree (Grows Less Than 30 Feet Tall)

  • Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry
  • OUT OF STOCK - Redbud MN Strain
  • Crimson Cloud Hawthorn
  • Pink Spires Crabapple
  • Purple Prince Crabapple
  • Red Splendor Crabapple
  • Ironwood
  • Princess Kay Plum
  • Nannyberry-tree
  • Diablo Ninebark
  • OUT OF STOCK - Japanese Lilac Tree