Forestry

DIVISION FOCUS

The primary goal of the Forestry Division is to preserve, manage, and maintain the health of Richfield's Urban Forest. Our success in this endeavor will help provide for a better quality of life for Richfield's present and future generations. These pages will provide information about urban forest health, tree care issues, and other seasonal tree related topics. We love our trees!

CITY FORESTRY SERVICES AND INFORMATION

BOULEVARD TREE REQUESTS

We are currently full for 2021 boulevard tree requests and are now taking requests for our 2022 planting.
If you are interested in a new boulevard tree please contact Richfield Public Works at 612-861-9190. 
Click here to see the 2022 boulevard tree replacement varieties. 

RESIDENTIAL TREE PLANTING

If you are looking to plant a tree in your yard, here are some genera that staff recommends (species usually depend on what nurseries have in stock):

Recommended Trees:

  • Red Oak
  • White Oak
  • Elm
  • Spruce
  • Pine
  • Coffeetree
  • Honeylocust
  • Linden
  • Hackberry
  • Ginkgo
  • Buckeye
  • Crabapple
  • Fruit trees
               Prohibited Trees:
  • Amur Cork
  • Amur Maple
  • Ash
  • Autumn Olive
  • Black Locust
  • Boxelder
  • Buckthorn
  • Ginko (female only)
  • Mulberry
  • Non-disease resistant elm species
  • Nonhybrid cottonwood species
  • Norway Maple
  • Russian Olive
  • Siberian Elm
  • Siberian Peashrub
  • Tree of Heaven
*Residents must obtain a permit to plant any trees or shrubs on the public right of way (boulevards). Each permit/per instance is $50.*
Find the forms to apply for a forestry permit here. 

FREE WOOD CHIPS

When available, typically in the warmer months, free wood chips are located at Adams Hill Park (7200 Washburn Ave S).

DISPOSAL OF TREE DEBRIS/YARD WASTE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY

There are no locations in Richfield for the disposal of tree debris or yard waste. Click here to visit Hennepin County's website for locations to dispose of tree debris/yard waste from private property.

FORESTRY CONTACT

Joe Clarke
Richfield Public Works
1901 E. 66th St.
Richfield, MN 55423
612-861-9190

PROFESSIONAL FORESTRY ORGANIZATIONS