- Public Works Department
- Forestry & Environmental Services Division
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 staff preserve and enhance publicly-owned natural resources in the city, such as lakes and ponds, wooded areas, and prairies.
- 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.
Arbor Day Tree Giveaway
The 2023 Pete Graske Arbor Day Tree Giveaway will be held on Saturday, April 29, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the Walton Park Bandshell Parking Lot. This is a drive-through event. Registration opens Monday, April 3. Please use the link above to learn more about this event.
Learn more about nuisance trees and how to deal with boundary trees.
Learn more about buckthorn, management and resources, and options for removal.
Licensed Tree Services
Find a list of tree services licensed to work in Oakdale.
Tree Branch & Root Issues
Learn more about tree root issues and options for addressing them.
In addition to maintenance of the city’s storm sewer system, the Environmental Services Division applies best management practices to reduce the volume and improve the quality of the water being discharged into our wetlands, ponds, and lakes.
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.