Are there restrictions about cutting down trees on my own property?

Residents are encouraged to help keep all trees in the community alive and healthy. The City of Owatonna does not have restrictions about cutting down trees on private property unless:

  • The trees were required by the Zoning Ordinance
  • The trees were required by the Stormwater Management Ordinance

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1. Can I plant a tree in the Right-of-Way and which trees are permitted to be planted in the boulevard?
2. Who do I contact with concerns about the City trimming boulevard trees?
3. Are there restrictions about cutting down trees on my own property?
4. How do I prevent my tree from being infested with Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)?
5. What should I do if I see EAB?
6. Does the City still enforce removal of Dutch Elm Disease?