Valley City is a Tree City USA.
The City of Valley City has a part-time forester during the months of May through September to enforce ordinances and identify diseased trees.
Here is a short list of things you can do to make our Dutch Elm Disease prevention program successful:
- Quick removal of diseased elms from the urban forest once they have been identified for Dutch Elm Disease.
- Quick disposal of elm wood and stumps (elm bark beetles live under the bark, and a few logs stacked in someone's backyard can jeopardize healthy elms within a couple blocks).
- Notify the City Auditor's Office if you would like the City Forester to inspect your tree or are concerned a tree might have Dutch Elm Disease.
Here is a short list of things you can do to keep our trees safe:
- Keep your trees trimmed so there is 8' of clearance above sidewalks.
- If you think a tree poses a public hazard, please notify the City Auditor's Office and someone will be out to inspect it.
- Please refer to Section 8-06-16 of the City Code before planting trees near streets and sidewalks.
The City also has a handout of suggested tree species to plant.