Tree roots are lifting my sidewalk, can the City remove the tree and fix the sidewalk?

While the City does not currently repair or replace sidewalk panels due to lifting by tree roots, we do provide a cost-sharing option to residents through our Sidewalk & Curb Improvement Program. If tree roots are the suspected cause, residents and business owners are encouraged to contact the Urban Forester for a pre-work inspection. If it can be determined ahead of construction that the tree will need to be removed, the City will arrange and cover the cost of the removal. However, in most circumstances, the Urban Forester will recommend that the tree remain in place until excavation is complete, and the damaged tree roots are exposed. The Urban Forester will then make a determination as to whether or not the tree is safe to leave in place.

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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?