The mission of the City of Cottage Grove's Parks Department is to preserve, manage, and maintain the health of Cottage Grove's urban forest. The community's urban forest is a valuable natural resource that must be preserved and maintained to provide a better quality of life for present and future generations.

Natural resource management priorities are placed in the following three main areas:

  • preservation of existing natural resources
  • maintenance of existing natural resources
  • the installation of new natural resources.

The City of Cottage Grove Parks Department pledges to continue to implement management practices that will provide for a healthy and aesthetically pleasing urban forest. The Parks Department constantly monitors the health of our urban trees as existing and new insects and diseases occur.


One of the major problems with our oak trees is Oak Wilt Disease. Please read further about this potentially fatal oak tree disease in this web site. You're always welcome to contact the Park Department with any problems associated with our trees. Be on the lookout for tree pests anytime from April to August.


One of the new problems with ash trees is Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).  Please read further about the potentially fatal EAB tree infestation in this web site.


Fill out the voluntary boulevard Emerald Ash tree removal program form (online)

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