Storm Damage Cleanup

Storm Damage Cleanup
Posted on 08/17/2020

City of New Hope crews will continue cleanup from the Aug. 14 storm throughout the week. City crews will be removing damaged limbs and downed trees for trees in the right-of-way (boulevard trees) as well as damaged trees and downed branches on city property.

The city of New Hope does NOT dictate which tree contractors you may hire to work on private trees. However, please keep the following in mind when selecting a contractor:

  • Ask friends or neighbors for any recommendations
  • Beware of door-knockers. Reputable companies typically have all the work they can handle without going door to door.
  • Ask for certificates of insurance, including proof of liability for personal and property damage and worker's compensation. Call the insurance company to make certain the policy is current. Under some circumstances, you can be held financially responsible if an uninsured worker is hurt on your property.
  • Ask for references and talk with former clients. Experience, education, and a good reputation are signs of a good arborist.
  • Have more than one contractor look at your job and give you estimates. There may be a variety in the bid prices, and be willing to pay for the estimate if necessary. Three or more cost estimates are worth the effort.

Smaller brush and tree waste up to 10-inches in diameter may be brought the Maple Grove Yard Waste Site at no charge. The site will accept material that is 10 to 36 inches in diameter for a fee. More information is available at mgyardwaste.com or by calling 763.420.4886.

Additional Resources:
University of Minnesota Extension – How to Hire a Tree Care Professional
MN Department of Agriculture – Checklist for Hiring a Tree Care Company