Trees are important to the City of Oregon. We have well over 5,000 in the City.
Not only do trees help beautify the City but they are also responsible for helping to clean the air that we breathe. The City of Oregon is proud of its many and varied street trees and its multi-year status as a Tree City USA through The National Arbor Day Foundation and hopes that you appreciate our trees also. The Department of Public Service is responsible for all trees in the public right-of-ways. If you have any questions as to whether a tree is yours or belongs to the City, please call us in the Division of Streets at (419)698-7016 and we will be happy to help you figure it out.In March 1996, a complete Tree Inventory was prepared by ACRT, Inc. in order to better maintain the trees in the city's right-of-ways. The listing includes location, type, height, condition, etc. of the trees.
The City reserves the right and the responsibility to care for all the trees in the right-of-ways. We spray and trim the trees as needed. If you believe your street tree needs attention, please call us instead of attempting the work yourself. We annually plant approximately one hundred street trees to replace the trees taken down and also to fill in areas where street trees are missing. If you are lucky enough to receive a street tree, please take good care of it. Do not damage the base of the tree with your lawn mower or weed whacker, and please water the tree when you water the lawn.