Who owns trees in the tree lawn?

In most circumstances, trees between the sidewalk and the curb are publicly owned, and thus managed by the City.

Generally speaking, the tree lawn is considered part of the right-of-way area that extends from the sidewalk on one side of the road to the sidewalk on the other side of the road. As such, the City is required, by state law, to ensure that these areas are maintained in a manner that protects vehicles and pedestrians within. The most effective way of making sure street trees are safe and cost effective over their lives, is for the City to take on the bulk of their maintenance needs.

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1. Who owns trees in the tree lawn?
2. Who is responsible for managing street trees?
3. Can I remove a street tree myself?
4. Can I prune a street tree myself?
5. Can I plant a street tree myself or hire a contractor to do it?
6. Can I request that the City plant a tree in front of my house?
7. Can I help select the species of tree that will be planted in front of my property?
8. I just built a new house in Marysville. What do I need to know about street trees?
9. How do I report street tree storm damage or other hazardous condition?
10. Can the Urban Forester answer questions about trees on my own property?
11. What trees are approved for planting in City right-of-ways?
12. How does the City decide that a street tree should be removed?
13. Tree roots are lifting my sidewalk, can the City remove the tree and fix the sidewalk?
14. Tree roots are infiltrating my sewer or drain lines, what can be done?