In all communities, trees planted by early residents grow old
and succumb to the forces of age. Those trees are removed and
replaced with new trees that will mature and eventually reach the
Boise reached that point many years ago. Many trees are close to
the same age and as a group are reaching the end of their safe and
useful life. Some can be pruned to reduce hazards and extend their
life. However, at an increasing rate, many must be
To meet the goal of increasing canopy cover and to encourage
that large stature trees are replaced with large stature trees,
Class II and the larger Class III trees, in planting strips wide
enough to support a large healthy tree.
Disease and insect infestations require the removal of other
species. Community Forestry staff's prompt and reasonable hazard
assessment identifies trees that must be removed verses trees that
can be pruned to reduce public risk and extend the tree's useful
By Boise Tree Ordinance Title 9, Chapter 16, Boise City is
responsible for the removal of dead, diseased or hazardous trees
from pubic rights-of-way at no cost to the adjacent homeowner.
If it is not warranted, removal will not be permitted. If a home
owner feels removal might be warranted please call Boise Community
Forestry for a free inspection of the tree.
When a street tree has been identified as described above, a
public notice will be posted on that tree. This provides an
opportunity for questions and comments. Please
Note: The actual removal of the tree may not
occur until well after the number of days has passed.