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.

Upcoming Events

  • Arbor Day Tree Giveaway - Saturday, April 27 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM; Walton Park Bandshell Parking Lot
  • Jane Klein Memorial Spring Planting Event - Saturday, May 18 from 9 AM to 12 PM; Meet at Goose Pond Park, planting on Gershwin Avenue N and 6000 block of 42nd Street

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.