- August 22, 2007
- For More Information Contact:
- Jerry Shorney, Asst. Director, Park Operations, 441-8259
- Lynn Johnson, Parks and Recreation Director, 441-8265
TREE DEBRIS REMOVAL
CLARIFICATIONS TO RELEASE FROM AUGUST 21
Public trees are those that are in the public rights of way, generally between the
sidewalk and the curb. The Community Forestry section will only pick up limbs from
these trees. All other trees are the responsibility of the property owner. Residents
who have structural damage from a street tree or safety concerns should call the
Lincoln Police non-emergency number at 441-6000.
Waste haulers differ on requirements and collection fees for disposal of branches. In general:
- Large trees and branches (more than four inches in diameter) on private property can
be cut up and remove by a licensed tree arborist or taken by the homeowner for disposal.
The disposal site, schedule and fees can be found on the City Web site at
lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: landfill).
- Smaller trees, brush and branches (under four inches in diameter) from public or private
property can be cut into lengths of four-feet or less, secured and left for pickup by refuse
haulers. Haulers may charge additional fees for branch collection. Residents also may take
branches to the landfill at 5101 North 48th Street with a pickup or small trailer. Yard waste
(leaves, grass clipping) cannot be thrown away with regular trash. For information on yard
waste disposal, see lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: yard waste).
For public trees, Community Forestry staff will leave logs in the right of way next to the
sidewalk, and these can be picked up for residents to use as firewood.