North St. Paul Public Works crews trim trees along the boulevards throughout North St. Paul. Winter is the ideal time to prune trees and help prevent the spread of diseases like oak wilt and Dutch elm, according to City Forester Josh Bond. The City trims and maintains trees on public right-of-ways for a variety of reasons.
Tree trimming is necessary
To improve the health and appearance of trees
To lessen interference with vehicle traffic, pedestrians and buildings
To remove limbs that could fall and cause damage or injury
To remove limbs that obstruct traffic signs, signals, street lighting and power lines