Fast FAQs

Who owns the tree lawn?
The City of Wyoming owns the tree lawn (as part of the public right-of-way) and regulates what is acceptable maintenance. The abutting property owner is responsible for maintenance of the tree lawn.

Who owns trees growing in the tree lawn?
In Wyoming, it is the City that owns these trees.

Who is responsible for maintenance of trees in the tree lawn or public right-of-way?
The City is responsible for selection, purchasing, planting, pruning, removal, and stump-grinding trees in areas with groomed rights-of-ways (vs. brushy ROWs). Abutting property owners are asked to water as needed and prevent damage to these trees, but at this time are not required to do so.

My tree was removed recently. Will I get a replacement?
The City’s goal is to replace trees in the calendar year after the removal.

I have an open spot that clearly hasn’t had a tree in it for more than one year. Can I request that a tree be planted there?
Yes! Email the Public Works Director with your request.

Does Wyoming have a setback planting program?
Yes! In areas where the tree lawns are less than three feet deep, pavement conflicts would arise if a large shade tree were planted there. As these sites are identified, the City offers the abutting owner the option of having a tree planted on the private side of the sidewalk. In these arrangements, the City purchases and plants the tree, then confers ownership and maintenance responsibility to the abutting property owner. Setback planting programs allow communities to grow larger, more environmentally impactful trees close to pavement.

What do I do if I see a broken limb, dieback, or other issues of concern?
Contact Terry Huxel by phone at 513-821-3505 or by email to or complete this on-line request form.

Can I get firewood from the annual tree removals?
Yes! This wood is available for free to Wyoming residents. Contact Public Works for details, 513-821-3505.

Fast FAQs
Just the basics
Info for newcomers

Organizing Concepts
What is the Urban Forest?
What is a Public Tree?
Who Cares for Public Trees?
Who Prunes Right-0f-Way Trees?
Why Care About Public Trees?
How is Public Tree Management Funded?

Preventing Soil Compaction in the Right-of-Way
Prevent Damage To…

  • Soil
  • Roots
  • Trunk (pending)

Glossary of Terms