Can I plant a tree on city property?
Can the Tree Warden come out to my yard and look at the trees in my backyard for tree care issues?
Under certain circumstances, the Tree Warden may assist homeowners with tree care issues in the backyard. However, it would be advice only and a list of licensed arborists would be provided to the homeowner for them to call to accomplish the specific work.
If a city tree is blocking my view, can I cut it down?
By law, you can prune a tree up to your property line, however, it would be best to call the Tree Warden at 626.2352 to discuss the matter to determine what would be in the best interest for the tree, the City and the homeowner.
If I want to learn more about the care of trees on my property, can the Tree Warden help me?
You can participate in our Tree Steward program. There you have the opportunity to learn more about the proper care and maintenance of trees that you can put to use on your own trees as well as volunteering time as a Tree Steward on newly planted city trees.
What do I do if a tree comes down on my power lines?
DO NOT TOUCH THE POWER LINE OR ANYTHING NEAR IT. Call your power company immediately.
What does the Tree Warden do?
Manages the trees in the City of Augusta from the streets to the streams.
What is the best tree to plant in the city?
There really is no “best tree” to plant; there are a number of very good species to choose from. The most important item to remember before planting any tree is to test your soils. One needs to select the tree that would be suitable to the soils on the site rather than plant a tree that may “look good” there. For more information, please call the Tree Warden at 207-626-2352.
Who is the City Tree Warden?
Tree Warden - Leif Dahlin