Managing Our Community's Valuable Tree Resources.


Emerald Ash Borer

EAB was found in Waterloo on 1/24/14.  City crews have begun removing ash trees that are infested with this destructive insect.  Homeowners with ash trees on their private property are encouraged to start researching your options.  Start getting estimates for the removal of your ash trees from licensed and insured tree services or start researching the methods and costs of treating your ash trees each year.  If homeowners choose to do nothing, the ash tree on your property will die as EAB attacks it.

Oak Wilt

To avoid Oak Wilt trim your oaks during the dormant season.  Between early April and mid August, beetles that transport the spores of the Oak Wilt fungus are active.  Fresh pruning cuts during that time are visited by these beetles and this creates avenues for infection.

Iowa One Call

Don't forget to call Iowa One Call before planting your tree(s).  Utilities will be located on your property within 48 hours of calling.  Call 1-800-292-8989.  It is the law.

Waterloo is a Tree City USA

Waterloo has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation ( to honor its commitment to its community forest.
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Contact Us

Waterloo Leisure Services
1101 Campbell Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Telephone: 319-291-4370
Fax: 319-291-4297
Email:  City Forester

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 7am – 4pm
After Hours for Emergencies: Waterloo Police Department Dispatch 291-2515