Maintaining a healthy community forest is a team effort. Many departments across the City provide services related to trees. Use the directory below to find the right contact to address your question or concern. 

Trees in the Right of Way (Streets, Sidewalks, Medians)

Transportation and Public Works Department
Right of Way Maintenance
Phone: Austin 3-1-1

NOTE: Right of way areas include streets, sidewalks, and grassy areas between pavement and property lines. The Public Works Department can help you determine if a tree is located in the right of way.

Trees Near Power Lines

Austin Energy 
Forestry Division
Phone: Austin 3-1-1

Trees in Creeks, Channels, & Drainage Easements

Watershed Protection Department
Environmental Resource Management
Phone: 512-974-2550

Trees in Parks, Trails, & Greenbelts

Parks and Recreation Department
Urban Forestry Program
Phone: 512-974-6700
Email Parks & Recreation

Yard Clippings, Large Brush, & Tree Pickup

Austin Resource Recovery
Residential Brush Collection
Phone: Austin 3-1-1

Trees in Alleys & Debris on Roadways

Transportation and Public Works Department
Austin Street and Bridge Operations
Phone: 512-974-8777

Trees Blocking Traffic Signs

Transportation and Public Works Department
Transportation Sign Shop
Phone: Austin 3-1-1

Trees on Construction Sites

Development Services Department
Environmental Inspections Division
Phone: Austin 3-1-1

Tree Permits

Development Services Department
City Arborist Program
Phone: Austin 3-1-1
Email the City Arborist

Still not sure who to contact? Call Austin 3-1-1 and a representative will help you.