City Assisting with Storm-Damaged Tree Removal

Monday night’s storm damaged trees and downed utility lines throughout the City.  Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forestry Division is responsible for removing debris and hazards from City-owned trees.  Here’s what you can do about damaged trees and tree debris:

For boulevard trees located between sidewalk and curb:

(And any public tree located in City right-of-way)

  • If tree debris is near utility lines, please stay away and call Northwestern Energy at 1-888-467-2669.
  • If tree debris is blocking the sidewalk or street, and you can safely move it to the boulevard, please do so, and report the debris at www.missoulaparks.org or phone 523-6253.
  • If tree debris is blocking the street and cannot be moved, please call 911.
  • Report trees with hanging or hazardous limbs to Parks and Recreation at 523-6253.
  • Property damage from City-owned trees: Please document the damage with photographs and phone 523-6253 to report the damage.
  • Drop tree debris at one of these drop-points: McCormick Park parking lot, Playfair Park baseball fields lot (Pattee Creek and Stephens), Fort Missoula South Av. parking lot.
  • Eko-Compost is accepting tree debris from the general public at no charge: 1125 Clark Fork Ln, Missoula, MT 59808, 721-1423.
  • Franklin Park is closed until further notice due to tree hazards.
  • Splash Montana is closed due to power outage. Call 542-9283 for updates.
  • Imagine Missoula, a local volunteer organization, is available to assist elderly citizens or those with limited mobility with tree debris removal. Please phone 546-4697 or more information.

Trees on private property:

  • Debris from trees on private property is the responsibility of the homeowner.
  • If tree debris is blocking the sidewalk or street, and you can safely move it to the boulevard, please do so. Removal is the responsibility of the property owner.
  • If tree debris is blocking the street and cannot be moved, please call 911.
  • Imagine Missoula, a local volunteer organization, is available to assist elderly citizens or those with limited mobility with tree debris removal. Please phone 546-4697 or more information.
  • Eko-Compost is accepting tree debris from the general public at no charge: 1125 Clark Fork Ln, Missoula, MT 59808, 721-1423.
  • For a list of certified arborists to assist in private tree debris removal, visit www.missoulaparks.org.
  • Additional volunteers are needed to assist property owners with private tree debris.  Please email parksrec@ci.missoula.mt.us if you can help.

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