The City of Sun Prairie Parks, Forestry Department trims street trees throughout the city during the winter months.
Purpose of Tree Trimming
Trimming shapes the tree, removes dead wood, and lifts branches to a minimum height of 14 feet above the street and 10 feet above sidewalks. Pruning will prevent damage to limbs by snowplows, street sweepers, mail delivery and garbage trucks, along with promoting the health and development of the trees. Trees are pruned about every 4 to 5 years, so the pruning may initially appear severe, but the trees will fill in within a year.
Please contact the City Forester with any street tree trimming questions.