Reporting Tree Concerns

If you've spot tree damage on City-owned trees, we want to know about it. However, the Forestry Division is only responsible for City owned trees in the right-of-way. The right-of-way includes the paved portion of a street and area between the pavement and the adjoining property.
City Owned Tree:  If the tree is owned by the City, please report an issue using the myDSMmobile app or call our 24/7 Customer Service Line at 515-283-4950.

Private Property Tree:  If the tree is on private property, please contact a tree service.

Trees Damaged by Storms
The City of Des Moines Department of Public Works Forestry Division will assess damage to trees caused by severe weather/storms as soon as it is safe to do so during the storm recovery process. 

Public Works and Forestry Staff will then weigh the amount of damage  48-hours after the storm to determine if the Metro Waste Authority Compost Center at 1601 Harriett St. will open for residents to drop off storm debris.