Urban Forestry

Urban Forestry

Division Responsibilities

The Urban Forestry Division is responsible for the maintenance of over 18,000 city street and park trees. These maintenance activities include:

  • Emergency and routine maintenance pruning
  • Tree planting and tree removal
  • Stump grinding
  • Brush chipping
  • Removal of mistletoe from all public trees
  • Diagnosing and treating city trees for common diseases and pests

Leading the division is Public Works Supervisor James Perez. Mr. Perez is also certified by the state in herbicide / pesticide management.

Additional Information

 Please do not cut down or trim your city tree. If the city has removed your city tree, all efforts will be made to replace it based on tree availability. Please help us establish newly planted trees by watering them often.

If you would like to know which type of tree species is designated for your neighborhood or if you have a concern or request, please submit an email to Public Works, or call 209-895-8060. We will be happy to send a crew member out to take a look at your city tree. For a list of council-approved trees, please view the Approved Tree List (PDF).

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