Forestry & Environmental Services Division


The Forestry Division is responsible for the trees on city property and right-of ways. Because of the highly proactive involvement of the Oakdale government in the promotion of trees, the city is a designated “Tree City USA.” Oakdale has also been recognized as a pollinator-friendly community.

The City Forester works on controlling and preventing tree diseases, and identifying hazardous trees. If you have a question about the health of your tree, email the City Forester or call 651-501-5302. The City's forester is not a certified arborist; for more intensive tree issues, please select an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist at the Arborist Search website.

Environmental Services

Environmental Services staff preserve and enhance publicly-owned natural resources in the city, such as lakes and ponds, wooded areas, and prairies.

Spring Events

  • Saturday, April 29 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM - Peter Graske Arbor Day Tree Giveaway, Walton Park bandshell - Registration will open the first Monday of April.
  • Saturday, May 6 from 9 AM to 12 PM - Spring Planting Event, Goose Pond Park

More information will be added when available. 

Emerald Ash Borer Homeowner Treatment Discount

Rainbow Treecare has partnered with the City to treat public ash trees in parks and boulevards in preparation for the inevitable arrival of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). This partnership also offers a city-wide homeowner group discount. Visit the Rainbow Treecare website to learn more.