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Boulevard Tree Responsibility
The Forestry Division oversees all activities that take place within the right of way. PerMMC Chapter #12.32.070, homeowners are responsible for the maintenance of the land and care of the trees, and may hire an ISA-certified arborist to perform tree work. All work requires a permit from the Urban Forestry Division.
Cost Share Tree Planting Program
The Cost Share Tree Planting Program shares the cost of tree purchase and installation. The intent of this program is to create formal street side plantings. All trees must be planted in the right of way. Current participant cost is $200 per tree.
Hazardous Tree Assessment and Removal
Each year the Forestry Division performs assessments on many publicly-owned trees. At some point a tree poses a higher liability to public use than a public benefit and is slated for removal. The city removes approximately 100-150 trees annually that fall into this category. Call 406-552-6270 to report hazardous trees or hanging limbs.
Memorial Trees
The Memorial Tree Program offers you the opportunity to purchase a tree to be planted in a Missoula park in honor of a loved one. There are six varieties of trees from which you may choose. You may purchase a tree for $500, which includes purchase price for a minimum 2 inch diameter tree and two commemorative plaques (one replacement). For more information, please call the city forester at 406-552-6270.
Organic Waste
The Forestry Division processes and recycles most of the material produced. Much of this material is available on request. Firewood is also available at certain times of the year. Call 406-552-6270 for more information.
Selecting an Arborist
Each year the Forestry Division solicits business information for the benefit of Missoula citizens. This information is very useful in selecting an arborist to perform work on your private trees. Always hire an arborist that is certified by theInternational Society of Arboriculture (ISA.)
Tree Planting
The Forestry Division performs many tree planting functions on public lands. With prior approval from the city Forester, property owners may plant trees in the boulevard. Property owners must submit a Tree Planting Permit to Parks and Recreation at least five working days before planting. Missoula has published a Desirable Street Tree List that can be accessed for planting new trees in local rights of way. Please do not purchase or plant any vegetation in the city right of way without contacting the city Forester at 406-552-6270.
Tree Pruning
The Forestry Division contract prunes street trees by block. Call 406-721-PARK if you have questions about when your area will be pruned.


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Facility Rentals
Members of the public are welcome to rent softball, soccer, and football fields as well as tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, black top basketball courts, swimming pools, and wading pools for their own special events. Contact Recreation ManagerShirley Kinsey for more information.
Park Reservations Park shelters are available, on a first-come, first-served basis. For reservations, call 406-721-PARK for a list of city parks. To reserve a shelter, phone 406-721-PARK or emailPaula Fisher.


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Recreation Programs Stop by our office at 600 Cregg Ln. (Currents Aquatics Center) to register for programs, or mail in the registration form and class fee. Download a printable registration form, oremail us to request a form.
Sports Team Rosters Rosters are available online at eteamz.