Protecting Lakes & Trees

Protecting nature is a vital aspect of Woodland's history and culture. The treasures of Woodland lie within the natural beauty of its lakes and trees. Valuing these natural resources is the driving force behind the City's Comprehensive Plan, which sets development guidelines to ensure that future generations will be able to appreciate Woodland as we do now.

Water stewardship is an intrinsic responsibility of a lakeshore community and the City of Woodland is fortunate to encompass not only miles of Lake Minnetonka shoreline, but also Lake Marion, Shavers Lake and multiple lush wetlands within its boundaries. For this reason, the City works closely with the agencies below on all matters that affect water quality in our area.

Woodland prides itself on the healthy, lush tree canopy established in our city. To protect it, the City has adopted ordinances limiting tree removal and restricting clear cutting of vegetation. Woodland differs from many other suburbs in this regard.

  • Review Woodland Vegetation Alteration Ordinance before planning any work. If you have questions call the City Clerk or Zoning Coordinator.
  • Large landscaping projects may require a Vegetation Alteration Permit. Review plans with Zoning Coordinator before starting work.
  • A Vegetation Alteration Permit Form is required for:
    1. Any extensive vegetation clearing.
    2. Removal of any tree with a diameter greater than 6 inches.
    3. Removal of any vegetation related to construction projects.

2023 Licensed Tree Service Companies

All tree service contractors must be licensed with the City to ensure compliance with our ordinances. For maintenance, trimming or tree removal, please select from one of the companies listed below. (Updated January 2, 2024)

The Davey Tree Expert Company