Tree & Branch Pickup
E. Main Street
Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424
Tree Branch Pickup
Monday, May 20, 2013
here for a copy of the Tree Branch Pickup Brochure (pdf) file.
you have tree branches or limbs and would like to have it removed:
City will only be picking up tree limbs and branches. Other items
or materials will not be picked up. Please contact Cottage Grove
Service at 942-8321 if you need other debris or materials removed.
- Place the tree branches in the street where they will be
picked up by City crews. The branches should be piled near the
curb or drainage ditch. City Crews will collect
the branches and chip them on site and haul the chips away. The
chips will be used throughout the year in the City's parks and along
- Branches can be of any length-but must not be larger than 4"
- Pile the branches so they don't block bike of traffic
lanes. Branches should be within the street
- Place branches in a loose pile with the butt (large) end
pointed in the direction of the flow of traffic.
- Do not bag or
bundle the branches.
- Branches should be no closer than 30 feet from an
- Do not place branches in the street where curbside parking
does not exist.
- To assure that branches will be picked up, residents should
pile their branches in the curbside parking areas prior to the date of
The Tree Branch
Pickup Program is intended to assist property owners with their tree
trimmings by providing a convenient way to dispose of branches.
Trees and shrubs along City streets are required to be trimmed to
provide an overhead clearance of 13 feet 6 inches for vehicle traffic
and a minimum overhead clearance of 15 feet in intersections.
Sidewalks require a minimum overhead clearance of 8 feet. It is
the property owner's responsibility to trim trees along their property
to meet these clearance requirements. The tree branch pickup
program is conducted to help property owners dispose of branches and
limbs from trimmings to meet the clearance requirements. The
trimmed trees improve safety and reduce damage to vehicles.
In appreciation for your assistance with helping keep the streets and sidewalks safe, along with the branches from tree trimmings to provide street and sidewalk clearance we
will also pickup branches from other tree trimmings on your
property. We hope this program provides a convenient way for you
to dispose of branches and limbs not only from trimming street street
trees and shrubs but from your own property as well. City crews
will chip the branches and limbs onsite and haul the chips to another
City lot where the chips are stored then used on trails and in parks
for landscaping throughout the community.
For more information
about the Tree Branch Pickup Program check out the brochure.
Branch Pickup Brochure (pdf)
you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at
942-3349 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org