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Reporting Tree Concerns

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 myDSMmobile or call 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 possible during the storm recovery process. 

A decision will be made no later than 48-hours after the storm to determine if the Metro Waste Authority Compost Center will open for the purpose of storm debris drop off.