Park Strip Trees

Park strip trees are planted and maintained by the Logan City Forestry team. If homeowners have concerns about the trees in the park strip, they should contact the City Forester. Residents are not allowed to trim or remove park strip trees without first obtaining a permit from the City Forester and all work needs to be done by an ISA certified arborist (Ordinance 12.12.090). 

Occasionally, a homeowner would like to plant a specific type of tree in the park strip. In order to do this, they must get permission from the Logan City Forester in advance. The purpose of this process is to ensure that new street tree plantings are appropriate for the size of the planting strip available, are species that are appropriate for our climate, that the tree won't cause damage to sidewalks and curbs, ensure that the trees won't produce excessive litter, and will be a long lasting tree addition to our city. 

To obtain permission to plant trees in the park strip or to report park strip trees that are in disrepair, contact our City Forester, Rex Davis, via email (preferred) or call 435-716-9749. 

As far as approved trees, we do not have a list because every location is different and approved species will vary. To determine the best park strip trees for your location, please contact the City Forrester, Rex Rex Davis, via email (preferred) or call 435-716-9749.

The following is a list of trees that are never allowed in the park strip (and reasons why):

Ash- This tree is susceptible to Emerald Ash Borer and not long lasting for our community. 
Evergreen- Evergreens block vision between pedestrians and vehicle traffic and often spread too wide for parking strips.
Siberian Elm- These trees are often incorrectly referred to as "Chinese Elm" and have brittle wood and weak branching with invasive spread from seedings. 
Russian Olive- This tree has been declared a noxious weed. The thorns, fruit and growth habit are unsuitable for street tree use. 
Poplar- All species of Poplar are not permitted including Cottonwoods, Aspen and Poplars.  They have soft wood, shallow roots, and are highly susceptible to decay. 
Willows- Any and all varieties of Salix (Willow) are not permitted. These trees have soft wood, shallow roots, and  are subject to decay. 
Autumn Blaze Maple-  This tree does not survive in our local soils - the get Iron Chlorosis which will kill these trees. 
Fruit Trees- Fruit trees that drop on sidewalks become a hazard for pedestrians.