Free Boulevard Tree Giveaway

Decorah, IA (April 14, 2021) 

The City of Decorah is announcing a free boulevard tree giveaway for residents within the City. The City has been gifted 50 trees from the Winneshiek Energy District with the goal of improving the City’s urban canopy. The trees will be planted by volunteers through the Winneshiek Energy District and the City of Decorah Tree Board. The trees range in size from eleven (11) inches to twenty (20) inches in height. Available species include Hackberry and Swamp White Oak. Hackberry trees are fast growing (24” or more per year), have a mature height of 50’-70’, a mature spread of 40’-70’, and yellow color in the fall. Swamp White Oak trees grow at a medium rate (12”-24” per year), have a mature height of 50’-60’, a mature spread of 50’-60’, and a yellow-brown color in the fall. Trees will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis, while also taking to account species diversity.

If you are interested in receiving a tree for your boulevard, please contact City Forester, Sam Hogenson at 563-277-5153 or by e-mail at cityforester@decorahia.org and your boulevard will be assessed to ensure setback requirements are met.

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City of Decorah to Offer Loading Days at Yard Waste Site

Decorah, IA (April 11, 2021)

The City of Decorah will be offering several opportunities for free loading of compost and wood chips at the City’s Yard Waste Disposal Site located on Trout Run Road. The City will have an end loader at the Yard Waste Site on Friday, April 23rd from 8 AM to 3 PM and on Saturday, April 24th from 8 AM to 12 PM. The City will also have an end loader at the Yard Waste Site on Friday, May 7th from 8 AM to 3 PM and Saturday, May 8th from 8 AM to 12 PM. The giveaway is available to residents and non-residents of the City of Decorah.

In an effort to maintain social distancing, residents should not leave their vehicles or approach the loader operator or other vehicles. The piles of wood chips and compost will be labeled with signs. Residents should drive their vehicles to the appropriate pile and wait to be loaded. Any communication with the loader operator should be done through the vehicle window.

Please contact the Street Department at 382-2157 with any questions.

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Yard Waste Reminders

No Yard Waste in Street, Yard Waste Site Extended Hours

Decorah, IA (April 1, 2021) – The City of Decorah is reminding residents that yard waste cannot be deposited in City streets or alleys. This includes leaves, grass clippings, branches, etc. The City’s annual leaf pickup program will take place in the fall.

With spring rains on the horizon, it is important to keep the streets and gutters clear of yard waste. Leaves, debris, and other yard waste like grass clippings can clog up storm sewer intakes and pipes which can lead to localized flooding.

For City of Decorah residents, yard waste can be taken to the City’s Yard Waste Site on Trout Run Road which is currently open seven days a week during daylight hours. Residents are reminded that only yard waste can be deposited at the City’s Yard Waste Site. Other items such as lumber, landscape fabric, flowerpots, or other waste is prohibited.

Please contact the Street Department at 382-2157 with any questions.