Tree & Branch Pickup
Public Works
400 E. Main Street
Cottage Grove, Oregon  97424
(541)942-3349
Fax (541)942-1267
Tree Branch Pickup
will begin
Monday, May 20, 2013

Click here for a copy of the Tree Branch Pickup Brochure (pdf) file.

If you have tree branches or limbs and would like to have it removed:

The City will only be picking up tree limbs and branches.  Other items or materials will not be picked up.  Please contact Cottage Grove Garbage Service at 942-8321 if you need other debris or materials removed.
 
Purpose:
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.
Tree Branch Pickup Brochure (pdf)

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 942-3349 or email:  publicworks@cottagegrove.org