Tree Maintenance

Did You Know?

  • The City of Southfield removed over 2000 Insect ridden Ash trees due to Emerald ash borer over the past 4 years on public property.

  • There are an estimated 2000-3000 ash trees still remaining on private property in a dead or dying condition.

  • The City of Southfield has planted approximately 800 new trees in the last 7 years.

  • The City of Southfield has been a Tree City U.S. A. for the past 21 years.
The Forestry Department maintains only City trees. Requests can be made to have your City tree trimmed by calling (248) 796-4634. Definition of a city tree: Trees that fall within City right-of-ways (Approximately 30’ from the center line of the road). Right-of-ways can vary between local streets and major thoroughfares.