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Posted on: June 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Tree Debris from this Weekend's Storm Event FAQ's


Please be advised, it is the property owner’s responsibilities to clean up and dispose of tree debris generated from private trees. The City Parks and Recreation and Public Works Department will not be able to support cleanup, removal or disposal efforts for private property trees. Please do not place tree limbs or branches from private trees in the City boulevards, alleys, or the solid waste containers. The Flathead County Landfill is accepting tree debris and we encourage residents to collect and dispose of their tree debris at the landfill.

The City Parks and Recreational Department is working diligently to address the tree debris from the boulevard trees. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department for any questions on the removal and disposal responsibilities, below are responses to frequently asked questions.

Private Property Trees:

  • The City does not manage private trees. If a tree has fallen from private property, it is up to the homeowner to dispose of. The city may cut a private downed tree to open roads and sidewalks; however, the City will not dispose of it. 
  • The City doesn’t allow people to dispose of private trees or debris on City properties. All private trees and debris need to be disposed of at the County Landfill.

City Owned Trees (trees in the boulevard or city owned properties):

  • No citizen is allowed to fell, cut or cord wood on city owned properties.
  • Do not stack debris in road ways. Please stack in boulevards only. 
  • Do not place tree debris in the alley or solid waste containers
  • When putting debris (from city boulevard trees) into the boulevard for the City to dispose of, place them all in the same direction to expedite the process.
  • The City will be removing tree debris from boulevard trees.
  • Current response priority:
    1. Hanging limbs within boulevard trees.
    2. Limbs and trees on homes and cars.
    3. Crews will remove the remaining debris. Due to the sheer volume of trees damaged and debris generated the cleanup response may take several weeks.

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