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, Emerald Ash Borer, 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

Reporting an Issue

To report an issue of diseased tree or obstructed traffic sign/line of sight, please call the Park and Recreation Business Office at (320) 257-5959.

Contact Us

  1. Scott Zlotnik

    Park and Recreation Director

    Lake George Municipal Complex/Business Office


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

    Business Office Phone

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

    Office Hours

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

    Whitney Recreation Center


    1529 Northway Drive
    St. Cloud, MN 56301

    Whitney Recreation Center Phone

    Ph: 320-255-7276