The Forestry Division provides forestry-related services of all public parks, streets, boulevards, and other properties to foster a healthy, safe, and viable urban forest.

Services & Programs

Tasks of the Forestry Division include:
  • Identifying and notifying the public of Dutch Elm Disease, Oak Wilt, dangerous and/or hazardous private trees and to remove / dispose as defined by city ordinance
  • Inspecting, identifying, removing, and disposing of dead and diseased trees and stumps from city properties and city right of way as required
  • Maintaining a public tree inventory
  • Planning, planting, pruning, and trimming all public trees in the city parks, boulevards, alleys, and public lands as required
  • Processing tree trimmings into wood chips, firewood, and landscape mulch for city use
  • Providing for the Noxious Weed Inspector Program
  • Providing tree repair and cleanup of tree damage debris caused by storms

Contact Us

  1. Scott Zlotnik

    Park and Recreation Director

    Lake George Municipal Complex


    1101 Seventh St. S.
    St. Cloud, MN 56301

    Whitney Recreation Center


    1529 Northway Drive
    St. Cloud, MN 56301

    Ph: 320-255-7277

    Business Office Phone

    Ph: 320-257-5959
    Fx: 320-257-0657

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.