Parkway Trees
    
Los Angeles County strives to create a thriving sustainable urban forest that safely enhances the health and well-being of its communities. Parkway trees are an essential element of healthy, livable neighborhoods and are a significant part of the County’s urban forest. Use the Tree Services Locator to determine if the parkway trees in your area are maintained by Public Works.
Trimming

Tree Trimming/Removal


Parkway trees are part of the County’s urban forest that benefit the entire community. Therefore trees are generally only removed when they are dead, diseased, dying, structurally unsound, damaging property or outgrown its current space and cannot be safely root pruned to accommodate an adjacent infrastructure repair. If the parkway tree in front of your residence appears to meet one of the conditions under which Public Works would remove a tree, please contact the Road Maintenance District Urban Forestry Unit that services your area. You can find their contact information through the Tree Services Locator. Please see our FAQ page for more information regarding removal and roots in the sewer lines.

In general trees can be trimmed or removed in one of two ways.
  1. Public Works trims or removes a tree.
    If you would like Public Works to trim or remove a tree for you please submit an online request. The Urban Forestry Unit will review the request and respond to you with our recommended course of action.
  2. The property owner trims or removes a tree.
    With a permit from Public Works, you can also trim or remove a tree in the parkway if you are the owner of the property adjacent to the parkway. Permits for tree removal will only be considered if a parkway tree meets one of the conditions for tree removal noted above. In order to trim or remove a tree please apply for a Road Encroachment Permit. Please refer to the EpicLA Road Encroachment User Guide for help on submitting an application.
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