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Storm & Brush Clean-Up
Rochester Hills' Policy
It is the policy of the City of Rochester Hills to provide for the cleanup and/or removal of downed trees, limbs, and branches resulting from natural causes (rain, wind, ice, snow, etc.) when the downed trees, etc.: 
  • Are located on public property and may present a danger to the legitimate public use of such property. 
  • Are located on public property and may present a danger to the legitimate use of private property.
  • Interfere with the safe and unimpeded use of a public non-motorized pathway, public sidewalk, crossing or other non-motorized thoroughfare.
  • Interfere with the safe and unimpeded use of a public street, road, highway or thoroughfare. 
  
What Is Not in the Policy
It is not the policy of the City of Rochester Hills to provide for the cleanup and/or removal of downed trees, limbs and branches located on: 
  • Any property that is not defined as public property. 
  • Private property. 
  • Property held in common by a subdivision or condominium association. 

Blending the Public / Private Line
In such instances where downed trees, limbs or branches originate on private property and extend onto public property, it is the policy of the City of Rochester Hills to provide assistance for the removal and/or cleanup of: 
  • That portion of the tree, limb or branches that is actually located on the traveled portion of the street, road, pedestrian pathway, public sidewalk, etc.    
  • That portion of a standing tree that presents an imminent danger to the legitimate use of the street, road, pedestrian pathway, public sidewalk or public property. The city will seek reimbursement for the cost of repair and removal from the private property owner.
Nothing in this policy shall remove or abrogate the responsibility of any public utility for the removal and/or cleanup of downed trees, limbs, branches, etc., from a utility easement across or upon either public or private property.

Ken Elwert
Director of Parks & Forestry
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Department Email 
Ph: 248.656.4673

Gerald Lee
Forestry Operations Manager
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Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Private Woody Debris Disposal
The following locations will accept brush and other woody debris from trees for disposal for a fee. Call for current fees and information: 

Environmental Wood Solutions
Ph: 248.391.9446 

SOCRRA
Ph: 248.651.7840 

State Crushing
Ph: 248.332.6210

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