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Forestry Missions, Programs & Services
The purpose of the Forestry Section of Parks, Recreation and Forestry is to preserve and perpetuate one of the community's most valuable natural resource and asset - its municipal forest of trees on public property, including boulevards, parks and other city properties.

The City of Brookings is responsible for the planting, care and maintenance and removal / replacement of trees on public property, including city boulevards, parks and schools. This is a cooperative effort with homeowners adjacent to boulevard trees, who are encouraged to assist in this care through watering, fertilizing and minor pruning of the smaller trees.

Dutch Elm Disease (DED)
City Forestry maintains a strict sanitation program as the primary effort in a control program to keep annual losses to a minimum. New trees are re-planted after DED removals.

Boulevard Tree Planting
City Forestry plants trees on boulevards in new residential areas, after curbs and sidewalks are completed. A planting plan is developed to insure appropriate species of trees, as well as spacing, setback at intersections, etc.

Please call Parks and Recreation at (605) 692-2708 for additional information.

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