The City reminds property owners and tenants, it’s the time of year to trim your trees along the public right-of-way. You may you pile branches by the tree (not in gutter) to be picked up by Public Works crew when in your area (see map below for work area). For public safety, trees planted within or extending into the public right-of-way must be trimmed to a height at least nine feet above the sidewalk and at least 14 feet above the street, curb or alley. The right-of-way line is typically 5’ behind the curb or edge, or 10’ if there is a planter strip. For horizontal clearance, be sure pedestrian traffic will not be impeded. Trees and brush must not extend into the sidewalk. For corners of streets and alleys, be sure there is a visual clearance of 15’ from a corner (forming a triangle shape).
Public Works will start trimming trees in areas noted on the map beginning November 9th. If trees are not trimmed to City Ordinance, they will be trimmed accordingly.