The city of Bozeman has detailed policy on the selection, planting, maintenance, removal and replacement of trees on public property – mostly meaning curbside or “boulevard” trees. In fact, our city has both a Bozeman Tree Advisory Board, and a City Forestry Department. Together they’ve created a booklet covering what you need to know about acceptable species for specific areas (including placement under power lines), explains why that list was recently whittled down a bit, and even a Cost Share Program on how you may be able to get vouchers toward the cost of new trees.
The whole document can be viewed or printed out at – http://www.bozeman.net/Departments/Park-Rec-Cemetery/Forestry/Resources/Street-Tree-Guide
In addition, many neighborhoods now have homeowners’ associations that may have further input on the issue of trees and landscaping.
It can be a lot of info to process. But as a company that’s been working in this valley since 1977, and a staff that includes multiple certified arborists, Arbor Medic is well-versed in these ordinances and requirements. In fact, since the city allows only ISA certified arborists to work on city trees, and we’ve been privileged to help care for Bozeman’s urban forest.