The trimming of trees that pose obstructions in public rights-of-way and streets has begun and will continue throughout the winter. The streets indicated on the 2023-2024 Tree Trimming Map are the focus areas. This work is weather permitting.
Right-of-way or Boulevard Area
Most trees and shrubs need pruning at some time, and plantings in the right-of-way are no exception. City staff maintains the rights-of-way and is trained and experienced in the latest pruning techniques. Staff also prunes trees or shrubs on private property that cause either a visibility or safety concern on public property.
Please contact us if you have a visibility or safety concern.
Safety Concerns (Before Trimming)
Improved Visibility (After Trimming)
Tree branches obstructing vision at traffic control sign
Tree branches extending past curb line
Tree branches affecting vision at intersection
Improved visibility at traffic control sign
Safety is enhanced at curb line after trimming
Improved visibility at intersection after trimming
Trimming improves the health and appearance of trees
Trimming corrects defective form that can result in branch failure during windstorms
Removing broken or damaged limbs encourages wound closure
Trees respond well to dormant season pruning
Pruning in the dormant period maximizes wound closure in the growing season and reduces the chance of transmitting disease
Dormant pruning gives a better idea of how pruning will affect the shape of the tree