Public Sector

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Common Issues:

          • "I want to replace a tree at a park/public space, how do I go about doing this?"
          • "The city cut down my tree that was hanging over into the street and now it is damaged, how do I stop this from happening again?."
          • "Who do I report complaints to when I see missing/a lack of public trees?"
          • "What type of trees should my city be planting in public parks and spaces?" 


General Steps in the Public Sector:

Step One: Identify the local government that holds jurisdiction over the space of concern utilizing the Maricopa County's Assessor's Parcel Viewer from step one. Take advantage of the local governments' websites to find resources and contacts that may help you. 

Step Two: Every local government in Maricopa county has a specialist or a department that deals with and can help assist in tree related issues. 

Start by contacting the department relative to the location of your concern and addressing your concern with the department. Some good questions to ask include:

1. Are you able to help me with this concern?

2. Who else can I reach out to for more information on this topic?

3. What can I do to make sure my concerns are addressed?


Below are a list of department contacts that can help guide you in the right direction based on your location in Maricopa County.

  • Apache Junction - Parks and Recreation: 480-983-2181 | Public Works: 480-982-1055 
  • Avondale - Parks and Recreation: 623-333-2400 | Public Works: 623-333-4400 
  • Buckeye - Community Services: 623- 349-6320 | Public Works: 623-349-6825 
  • Carefree - Planning and Zoning: 480-488-3686  
  • Cave Creek - Government contact: 480-488-1400 
  • Chandler - Parks Administration:  480-782-2667 | Public Works: 480-782-2727  
  • El MiragePublic Works contact: 623-876-4235 
  • Fountain Hills - Parks Manager: 480-816-5178 | Public Works: 480-816-5133 
  • Gila Bend - Town Hall: 928-683-2255 
  • Gilbert - Parks and Recreation: 480-503-6200 | Public Works: 480-503-6400 
  • Glendale - Parks and Recreation: 623-930-2691 | ROW Maintenance (streets): 623-930-2656 
  • Goodyear - Parks and Recreation: 623-882-7533 | Public Works: 623-910-3010  
  • Guadalupe - Public Works: 480-730-3095 
  • Litchfield Park - Public Works: 623-935-1066  
  • Mesa - Sustainability department: 480-644-3334  
  • Paradise Valley - Public Works Director: 480-348-3540
  • Peoria - Parks and Recreation: 623-773-7180 | Public Works (streets): 623-773-7435
  • Phoenix - Streets Horticulturist: 602-534-9898 | Urban Forestry Expert: 602-495-3762 
  • Queen Creek - Government Contact: 480-358-3000
  • Scottsdale - Public Works: 480-312-5555
  • Surprise - Public Works: 623-222-1900
  • Tempe - Sustainability office: 480-350-8101 | Public Works: 480-350-8371
  • Tolleson - Parks and Recreation Manager: 623-936-2705 or 623-474-4992
  • Wickenburg - Public Services director: 928-684-5451
  • Youngtown - Public works manager: 623-933-8286
  Contact tips: When contacting government departments and searching for resources keep in mind these these tips:
  • Have a clear and concise problem to present with accurate information (location, specific problem, date).
  • Prepare to talk to multiple people or departments to find exactly what you are looking for.
  • Local government resources vary from city to city and sometimes require additional personal research. 
  • Departments and their responsibilities often vary across the different local governments. 



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