City of Fairhope Horticulture & Landscape FAQs

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Horticulture and Landscape is a Division of Public Works

Q: What is Fairhope's tree policy?

A: Residents may take down trees on private property without any special permission from the City. However, removal of trees on commercial property greater than 24" in diameter and any tree on city right way must be approved of before trimming or removal. Trees cut down on commercial property or on the right-of-way may result in a fine.  

For more information or to report a dead or diseased tree on public property, please contact the Public Works Department at 251-928-8003. You may also view a complete copy of the City of Fairhope Tree Ordinance for more specific questions. 

Q: How do I report a blind corner, overgrown shrub or tree limb that needs to be cut off the right of way? 
A:
You may call the Public Works Department at 251-928-8003 or email email icon

Q: How often does the City change out its floral displays? 
A:
Four to six times per year.

Q; How do I get some of the discarded pulled flowers? 
A:
Check the city mulch pile at the Public Utilities Warehouse at 555 S. Section Street periodically; discarded flowers are piled in the free mulch pile and are available free of charge to city residents, while they last. The City cannot post an exact schedule of when the flowers will be discarded.

Q: When does the City cut roses at the rose garden? 
A:
Monday mornings during growing season (May through November)

Q: How often does the city mow park areas and main right of ways? 
A:
Weekly, all year long.

Q: What fertilizers does the city use on a regular basis for landscape maintenance? 
A:
Osmocote Slow Release

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