Our Trees—City Forestry

The City Forester is responsible for the trees on North St. Paul's public properties and right-of ways. The Forester works to control and prevent tree diseases, and identify hazardous trees. 

The City of North St. Paul encourages its residents to plant a large variety of tree species to help us achieve a more diverse urban forest for our community. If you have any questions about a certain species, please contact the City Forester at 651-747-2409.

The City of North St. Paul is designated a  Tree City USA., and has also been recognized as a pollinator-friendly community. 

Recommended Trees


Visit the University of Minnesota Extension website for a list of recommended trees for the Twin Cities and southeast Minnesota. Visit this reference to select the perfect tree species with the characteristics you are looking for in a new tree for your yard. 

Tree Planting Guide


For your convenience the City of North St. Paul offers a  Tree Planting Guide (PDF). Learn the benefits of planting trees as well as how to plant a tree.