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Is the tree in front of my house a city tree?
In most cases, any tree situated between the sidewalk and curb is a city owned tree. There are circumstances however where the city right of way extends past the sidewalk making trees on the inside of the walkway city trees. It is always a good idea to check with the city to determine if a tree in fact is a city tree. Contact the city at (815) 844-3396 or complete a work order through this web site and someone will come out and verify the right of way line for you.

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1. I plant a tree in the right of way in front of my house?
2. Is the tree in front of my house a city tree?
3. Can I trim or cut down a city tree?
4. What is the process for getting a tree removed?
5. The city says they won’t remove my tree; do I have options to have it removed?
6. How do I make a request for service of a tree?