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The City plants utility-compatible trees under or adjacent to power lines. Utility compatible trees grow no taller than 25 feet tall and require no trimming since high voltage power lines are 40 feet above the ground feet. Utility compatible tree species are as follows:
Treegators are for watering newly planted trees. Each Treegator holds 20 gallons of water and slowly releases the water over 6 to 12 hours. Treegators can be purchased from local BG nurseries for $25.
The City Arborist can review trees on private property. This by appointment only by calling 419-353-4101.
Yes, the City of Bowling Green does trim and remove City trees in the:
The City does not trim or remove trees on private property unless there is an emergency situation.
The City of Bowling Green Arborist Division is trained in pruning the smaller trees to remove dead or disease branches, crossing branches, and branches that impact pedestrian or motor vehicle clearance. We are train pruning now to encourage good form and structure will result in a stronger, healthier, more storm-proof mature tree.
The City Arborist can review your ash tree for Emerald Ash Borer. Call the City Arborist for further details at 419-353-4101.
The City Arborist will review tree limbs on power lines for non-Emergency Services. Call the City Arborist for further details at 419-353-4101.
Please contact the Electric Office for Emergency Services/Power Outages: Electric Division or call 419-354-6260.
You can pick up an Adopt-A-Tree form at the City Administration Building on the Second Floor in the Public Works Office. Once the form is filled out and sent back to the City. The Arborist will review the planting site and species selection. The permit is either approved or not approved based on the planting site and underground infrastructures such as water, gas, sewer, and electric lines.
City Ordinance Chapter 99 (Trees and Weeds) states we must have a minimum distance of 4 feet wide tree lawn for small trees (20 to 25 feet at maturity), a minimum distance of 6 feet wide tree lawn for medium trees (25 to 40 feet maturity) and a minimum distance 8 feet wide tree lawn for large trees (40 to 60 feet).