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The Municipal Arborist will review trees on private property by appointment only. Inquiries should be directed to 513-785-7556 or email@example.com. You can also submit a request using the City of Hamilton’s Online 311 Citizen Request Center at http://hamilton-city.org/RequestTracker.aspx.
The Municipal Arborist will inspect ash trees on private property by appointment only. Inquiries should be directed to 513-785-7556 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also submit a request using the City of Hamilton’s Online 311 Citizen Request Center at http://hamilton-city.org/RequestTracker.aspx.
Yes, the City of Hamilton does trim and remove trees located in public rights-of-way, City parks, and green spaces owned by the City if power lines are involved. The City does not trim or remove trees on private property or in the public rights-of-way where no power lines are located.
The Municipal Arborist will review tree limbs on power lines during non-emergency situations. Please call 513-785-7556 or email email@example.com. You can also submit a request using the City of Hamilton’s Online 311 Citizen Request Center at http://hamilton-city.org/RequestTracker.aspx. If you have lost power due to a downed power line or other hazardous situation, or are experiencing flickering lights, voltage problems, smoking or sparking from the power lines, contact the City’s Emergency Utility Service immediately at 513-785-7550 – available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your safety is important to us. Stay away from all power lines. Assume they are live and dangerous.
You can request an Adopt-A-Tree form from the City of Hamilton Municipal Arborist by calling 513-785-7556 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the form is filled out and returned, the Municipal Arborist will review the species selection and planting site. The permit will be approved or not approved based on the planting site and surrounding public infrastructure.
City Ordinance Chapter 915, Comprehensive Tree and Planting Plan, states that the tree lawn area must have a minimum width of 4 feet to plant a small tree (< 25 feet tall at maturity), a minimum width 6 feet to plant a medium tree (25-40 feet tall at maturity), and a minimum width of 8 feet to plant a large tree (> 40 feet tall at maturity). Additionally, street trees must have a diameter of at least 1.75 inches when planted. The approved list of street tree species is also provided in C.O. Chapter 915.
The City does not trim or remove trees on private property or in the public rights-of-way where no power lines are located. However, the City of Hamilton will train residents on how to prune smaller trees to remove dead or diseased branches, crossing branches, and/or branches that impact pedestrian or motor vehicle visibility. Proper pruning is encouraged to promote good tree form and structure, which ultimately results in a stronger, healthier, and more storm resistant mature tree.
The City plants utility compatible trees under or adjacent to power lines. High voltage power lines are 40 feet above the ground and so utility compatible trees grow no more than 25 feet tall. They also do not require trimming. Utility compatible trees species include Ivory Silk Lilac, Serviceberry, Crab Apple, Hawthorn, Flowering Cherry, Hedge Maple, Tartarian Maple, Redbud, Star Magnolia, and Kousa Dogwood.
Treegator® bags are for watering newly planted trees. Each Treegator bag holds approximately 20 gallons of water. Refer to the section titled “Watering” on page 12.
The City’s Gas & Water Distribution Division are responsible for handling various City gas and water customer issues, such as gas and water line breaks.
Both the Electric Distribution as well as Gas & Water Distribution personnel can be reached at (513) 785-7550.