Shade Tree Disease Control Program
Inspecting trees for infectious tree diseases is a routine service offered by the City of Monticello in an effort to maintain the vitality of the community's urban forest. If the City Forester or Tree Inspector identifies Dutch Elm Disease or Emerald Ash Borer infected trees on your property, they will be clearly marked with green paint "X" and green tape. You will also be sent a notification letter providing you with the information for removal.
Tree inspections are performed by our certified arborists during the growing season, typically from June to August. You can also report a potential diseased tree via our Request Form. If you have any questions, please call the Parks Department at 763-295-2711 or via email at, Parks.Info@ci.monticello.mn.us.
Bur Oak Blight
A leaf blight disease called Bur Oak Blight (BOB) has been identified in central Minnesota, including Monticello. The disease only affects bur oak trees, particularly those that are mature and naturally established.Link to page
Dutch Elm Disease
In an effort to maintain the vitality of the community's urban forest, the City of Monticello established a Shade Tree Disease Control Program to help control shade tree diseases in our parks and throughout our community.Link to page
Emerald Ash Borer
This page includes educational materials about Emerald Ash Borer, and the removal and treatment methods to be used by residents and City Staff.Link to page
Spring Tree SaleLink to page
City-Wide Tree Inventory
The City of Monticello received a DNR grant to provide an opportunity to conduct a city-wide inventory of all public trees, including those in the right-of-way.Link to page