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Division of Park Maintenance and Properties

This division of Park Maintenance and Properties is responsible for development and implementation of the Citywide property maintenance management and oversees the Parks, Cemeteries, Golf Courses, Urban Forestry, maintenance of Vacant Lots, Greenhouse and Task Force Program assignments.

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Urban Forestry

216.664.3104 - Weekdays 8 am to 4:30 pm

The goal of Urban Forestry is to provide a safe urban forest while striving to preserve its natural beauty. This office's activities include the maintenance of all public street and park trees, including the removal of dead and hazardous street trees and overgrown roots which raise sidewalks, planting of replacement trees (based on availability of funding), trimming, and providing public information. 

Residents who have sidewalk areas in need of repairs which require root removal of a city tree may contact Urban Forestry for assistance. The responsibility for the removal of the damaged sidewalk as well as costs associated with the installation of new cement is the responsibility of the property owner.

A 48 hour advance notice is required before the sidewalks are removed. This division will also remove wasps, hornets or bees from city-owned trees. Residents who would like to request a new tree to be planted on their property's front lawn, or who have questions regarding the health of a city-owned tree are asked to contact Urban Forestry.

Department of Public Works
Michael E. Cox, Director
500 Lakeside Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

P: 216.664.2485
F: 216.664.4086
Relay Service: 711
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