Boulevard Tree Planting

Planting Boulevard Trees

The City of St. Cloud, a Tree city USA for 41 years, encourages the planting of trees in the boulevard adjacent to a homeowner's property. While the city does not plant boulevard trees, we do approve requests for homeowners and volunteer groups to plant trees on city property.

City Right-of-Way

The city right-of-way, or boulevard, generally encompasses 66 feet on every roadway; this usually means that the area within 33 feet from the center of any city roadway is considered city property. Therefore, you do need permission to plant trees in this area. View the city's boulevard planting ordinance online.

Tree Planting Permit

The Tree Planting Permit is free and easy to obtain with our simple permit process:
  1. Review the Tree Planting Permit Fact Sheet document.
  2. Print out and complete the Tree Planting Permit Form.
  3. Mail, fax, or email the form to the office.
  4. Contact Gopher State One Call at (800) 252-1166 as soon as you fill out the form to ensure you are able to get the information in a timely fashion.
We will review the information and planting site, and then return the form with any amendments to you within a short period of time. Generally the process takes no longer than one week.

Address for Completed Application

City of St. Cloud Park Department
1201 7th St S
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Planting on Private Property

You do not need a permit to plant on your private property. However, it may be to your advantage to follow the Recommended Species for Planting list on the Tree Planting Permit Fact Sheet document, as they are the most resistant to disease and insects for our area.

More Information

For more information or answers to your questions, contact our office at (320) 257-5959.