Minot: How to Deal With Fallen Trees

The City of Minot has issued a news release on how to handle your fallen trees.

— Official News Release, City of Minot —

The City of Minot is issuing the following policies with regard to fallen trees after the wind storm on July 28th.

  • Homeowners are responsible for trees growing in the owner’s yard.
  • Trees grown in the City right of way or boulevard are the responsibility of either the City or the Park District.

If larger branches are down, set on the boulevard or by your garbage pickup site. The City will remove these, but it may take a week or more to get to all areas.

Small twigs or branches with leaves, please bag and set by normal garbage pickup site. – The City will remove these, but it may take a week or more to get to all areas.

Branches must be cut and bundled in no more than 6 ft. lengths. Logs must be no larger than 10” in diameter or 50 lbs. in weight.

If you have a tree removal service take care of fallen trees, they must remove all debris.

Do not put branches or limbs into the compost site dumpsters.

For large piles of tree debris, we ask that residents schedule a roll-off dumpster from the sanitation department. Residents can schedule a roll off by calling Public Works at 857-4140. The City will waive roll off fees for trees for the next few weeks.

For normal circumstances, please refer to the following policy regarding tree and branch removal.

*BRANCHES AND TREE TRIMMINGS* Only trees and hedge trimmings cut by the homeowner will be picked up curbside. Branches must be cut and bundled in no more than 6 ft. lengths. Logs must be no larger than 10” in diameter or 50 lbs. in weight. Stumps must be separated from branches. If the superintendent deems the pile to be excessive a roll off will be provided for $75 per dumping. Trees cut by anyone other than the homeowner will not be hauled by the City.

Josh Wolsky

Editor and Publisher of TheMinotVoice, Developer of the #ForMinot Network,  Co-Host of #GoodTalk Minot, Advocate and Friend of the Souris River, Former City Alderman, and clearly -- all things #MakeMinot. Go ahead, don't wait for permission!

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