Lost in the 50s
Schweitzer Outback Boal
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
- The property owner is responsible for care and maintenance of the trees located on the right of way adjacent to the property
- Approval and permits are required for tree removal and trimming
- If you are going to block the street you need an Encroachment Permit
- Planting a tree?
- Make sure it is on the approved street tree list
- Use the Arboriculture Manual to see if it Is it the "right" tree
- Call 811 before you dig
- Look into the NeighborWoods program for free trees
- An Issue with a neighbors trees is a civil issue and best talked out
- Trim branches for 8 ft of clearance over sidewalks and 14 ft over streets
- Parking lots and Planned Unit Developments have special tree considerations
- Questions: Contact the Urban Forester 208-265-1480 or by email
Is a FREE city program that seeks to plant new trees in the public right of way in partnership with the public. We try to find the right people (property owners who care about trees and want to care) for the right trees and plant the right trees in the right place (smaller trees under power lines, for example.) Our goal is to increase the tree canopy in Sandpoint and to provide a legacy of trees for future generations just like the people did sixty to eighty years ago on Sixth Avenue for example (see "Canopy of Maples in Sandpoint" above).
Sandpoint's Outstanding Trees
In the fall of 2009 Sandpoint published its 40 page, full color booklet, a photographic tribute to some of Sandpoint's outstanding trees. Following in the tradition of the Tree Committee and the urban forester in 1999, Ms. Linden Maxwell, that developed Sandpoint's first "Self-guided Tour" of Sandpoint's trees.
It is a booklet whose main purpose is to increase people's appreciation and knowledge of our local trees. We need to appreciate the outstanding trees before they are gone. There are 32 trees represented, each one beautifully photographed, with an interesting detail photo for each tree (e.g., close up shot of a tree's flower or its bark) and about 100 words of description.
You can pick up your copy at the City Clerk's desk or in the office of the urban forester in the planning department of City Hall.