Information for Homeowners regarding Tree Maintenance
When the city initiated this program back in the 80’s the city paid to plant these trees but indicated it was the property owner’s responsibility to maintain them. As such, Duke Energy and other utility providers have the right to ensure their lines are clear from trees and can trim the trees on your property that are within the Right-of-Way.
As a property owner you have the authority to remove the tree at your own expense. You do not need to replace the tree. If your tree is dead or presents a safety hazard call the city’s Public Works department at 513-563-1177 and we will verify the condition of the tree and have it removed.