Report a Problem Tree


Keep in mind:  

  • To use this service, the problem tree must be within city limits.
  • It is recommended that you hire an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist for inspections.


Step 1.Identify the problem

Examples of a problem tree can include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • A tree has fallen and is blocking the public right of way
  • A tree has low hanging branches
  • A tree looks dead or diseased
  • Broken tree limbs are hanging over a street or sidewalk and requires immediate attention
  • Tree branches are blocking a street light

The city will not trim:

  • Crepe Myrtles
  • Palms
  • Mangroves
  • Limbs growing over private property
  • Trees near power lines
  • Trees not growing in or blocking the public right-of-way

Step 2.Report the tree problem to the city

After clicking the "Report a Problem Tree" button below, you will be taken to the Clearwater Connect website. Drag the pin to where the problem tree is located. You can submit your issue anonymously or login to leave your contact information.

Report a Problem Tree

Step 3.We will schedule an inspection

An inspection will determine if the tree is in the public right-of-way and if it should be trimmed or removed. If you logged in, we will respond via Clearwater Connect with the final decision and provide a general time frame of when the work will be completed.

For emergency situations that require immediate attention, please call the non-emergency line at (727) 562-4242.