Simply put, location, location, location. If your tree is in our right of way, and it is indeed dying and a danger to people and property, then the city will remove it, no charge to the property owner. Secondly, if the tree is not in the city’s right of way, the cost will be the property owners. The city will provide removal of the tree after it is on the ground if the property owner requests it. Third, if the tree spans the line between the right of way and private property, then the city and the property owner will split the costs.