The City of Grandview Heights is fortunate to have a beautiful and diversified urban forest. Tree maintenance has been part of Grandview Heights for many years and is regulated by ordinance. (see ordinance) Public Trees are an asset from which all benefit. They provide many economic, environmental and social benefits in addition to improving the overall image and appearance of the City. The majority of trees between the sidewalk and curb are public trees although this may vary.
Our tree program covers all aspects of urban tree care. We conduct inspections on a yearly basis to locate clearance problems (i.e. limbs blocking traffic signage, lighting, walks or street right-a-way), hazards, as well as future planting sites. The majority of the work is performed during the winter months, with the remainder being completed during the summer. Any trees removed during this process are replaced the following fall.
Most work is performed after notification with the exception of some clearance issues. Any resident wishing to maintain a city tree or excavate on public right-of-way adjacent to a tree must first contact the city arborist (Ordinance 921.07). Any special requests or concerns should be forwarded to the Parks and Recreation office. Tree removals, pruning and plantings on city right-of-way are done at no charge.
Each year we have a tree sale where trees can be purchased for public or private property. Any trees intended for the public right-of-way must be pre-approved. Permits are available at no cost, at the Parks and Recreation office and must be submitted and approved prior to planting. This allows us to suggest proper plant selection, and to avoid future tree and utility conflicts. Trees can also be purchased as a way of memorializing a person or event.
The City of Grandview Heights has been a TreeCity USA for 36 years and looks forward to continuing this tradition of excellence.