• Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Walnut Street

    Newly completed Walnut Street project

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Meridian Bridge

    Winter Scene

  • Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake

  • Jim River Bridge

    Jim River Bridge

  • Lake Area Trail

    Lake Area Trail

  • Meridian Bridge Moonlight

    Meridian Bridge Moonlight

  • Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

  • Walnut Street

    Walnut Street

  • Bragging Rights

    Bragging Rights

  • Downtown Streetscape

    Yankton's Downtown

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Missouri River Bluffs

  • 4th of July

    4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Riverside Park

    Riverside Park

  • Meridian Bridge Fog

    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

  • Meridian Bridge Fall

    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

Tree Trimming

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Tree trimmings may be dropped off free of charge at the Transfer Station at 1200 West 23rd Street free of charge at any time throughout the year.  Use the main entrance 8:00a.m.-3:45p.m. Monday through Saturday and any other time at the after-hours disposal area just east of the main entrance on 23rd Street.  

Yankton property owners are reminded to trim trees that overhang sidewalks and streets adjacent to their property. City ordinance requires a 10 foot clearance over sidewalks and a 12 foot clearance over streets and alleys.

Maintaining these clearances may take multiple trimmings annually. Low hanging tree branches reduce visibility for drivers, damage vehicles, make it difficult to clear streets, and damage snowplows and school buses.

Please take a few minutes today to measure your trees, and if needed, trim any branches not meeting the clearance requirement.

Street & Sidewalk Tree Clearance

City Code Section 24-40. Clearance: special_topics_street_treesAny tree overhanging any street or right-of-way within the city shall have the branches trimmed so that such branches shall not block or otherwise inhibit street and sidewalk traffic and signs controlling traffic.

Street Clearance

  • Twelve (12') feet of clearance overall streets.







Sidewalk Clearance

All large trees shall be trimmed in such a manner so as to allow ten (10') feet of clearance over sidewalks.









Pruning Techniques

Small Branches

  • For 1" or smaller use a hand shears.
  • Cut back to the joint as close as possible to prevent re-growth.




Large Branches

  • For 1" or larger use Pruning saw.
  • Make 1st cut about halfway through the branch.
  • Make 2nd cut all the way through.
  • Then make the final cut.


Brad Bies, Community Development Manager 
416 Walnut Street
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: (605) 668-5251