Trees are beautiful, and enhance the character of our neighborhoods. Unfortunately, trees can also cause problems.
Trees allowed to grow unchecked can cover signs or limit the distance you can see down a road. They can also grow into electrical wires. Some trees have aggressive root systems that can buckle and destroy sections of the sidewalk and road. For these reasons, we have to trim, and sometimes remove, trees. Public Works plants and maintains 7,000 street trees, issues planting and removal permits to residents, and provides emergency tree response. Over 300 removals are made each year.
Some of the issues delt with include: