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.
Some wild weather in the valley lately! Truth is, it can get pretty western around here any time of year, whether it’s high winds and thunderstorms that swoop down literally in a flash, heavy snows or damaging hail. Often trees take quite a beating.