Trees and greenery create an attractive image while providing many environmental, economical and health benefits to the community. City Public Works and Parks maintenance crews go to great lengths to keep them trimmed along public streets, sidewalks and rights-of-ways.
But City workers can't do it alone. We need your help. If you're a homeowner or business owner, we need you to maintain trees and landscaping in and around your property.
City tree-trimming policies (Chapters 12.36 - 12.40) state that property owners are responsible to trim and maintain vegetation in front of their property to a standard of:
This ensure that street sweepers, buses, sanitation trucks and other service vehicles have easy access to curbs and parking areas, and don't have to contend with low-hanging branches and shrubs on walkways. This benefits pedestrians and cyclists, too.
The policies are in place to ensure that City right-of-ways are safe, clean and usable, and can be repaired through consistent, cost-effective tree trimming practices.