In the unfortunate circumstance that a storm damages the trees on your property, knowing who call may help speed up the clean up process.
Important numbers to have
Parks Forestry Section: (608) 266-4816, Monday - Friday 7am - 3pm Police Dispatch: (608) 266-4275, if the damage occurs after work hours, evenings, or on weekends
When to call the Parks Forestry Section or a private tree care specialist or arborist
Street Tree Damage: a street tree is a tree between the sidewalk and the street. If these trees are damaged, please call (608) 266-4816 during work hours or Police Dispatch after work hours. This is the responsibility of the City Forestry Section.
Private Tree that falls on to public spaces such as sidewalk or street: call for Parks Forestry Section.; The workers will clean up only that which is in the public space (street or sidewalk). You may need to hire a private contractor to clean up the rest of the damage/tree on your own property.
Private Tree on own Property that is damaged and falls on private property: You will need to call a private contractor.