Galva's city forester is Roger Ingels.
You may make an appointment to see Mr. Ingles by contacting city hall during normal working hours at (309) 932 - 2555 or by requesting a meeting by Email.
city tree board
Commonly referred to as the "forestry board," the City Tree Board (referred to herein as the "Board) consists of two council members and the City Forester. The Board, when requested by the City Forester, may consider, investigate, make finding, report and recommend to the city council any special matter of question coming within the scope of its work.
why the board was established...
The Board was established by the city council to provide advice and direction regarding the planting, transplanting, removal, maintenance and protection of public trees and shrubs. Any order or ruling of the Board regarding such matters is reviewable by the council and any person affected by said orders and rulings may appeal same to the city council which will make the final decision regarding said matters.
public trees and shrubs...
Public trees and shrubs adorn public ways within the corporate limits of the City of Galva and consist of the following broad categories:
public care of trees and shrubs...
The City has the right to plant, prune, maintain and remove trees, plants and shrubs within the lines of all streets, alleys, avenues, lanes, squares and public grounds as may be necessary to insure public safety or to preserve or enhance the symmetry and beauty of public grounds and on private property under certain circumstances:
private care of trees and shrubs...
Every owner of any tree overhanging any street or right of way within the City shall prune the branches so that such branches shall not obstruct the light from any street lamp or obstruct the view of any street intersection and so that there shall be a clear space of eight feet (8') above the surface of the street of sidewalk.
Said owner shall remove all dead, deceased or dangerous trees or broken or decayed limbs, which constitute a menace to the safety of the public.
The City has the right to prune any tree or shrub on private property when it interferes with the proper spread of light along the street from a street light or interferes with visibility of any traffic-control device or sign or interferes or impedes pedestrian traffic.
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