Tree Trimming(Trees in County Right-of-Way)

The maintenance of trees within the public right-of-way is the responsibility of the owner of the property, however, the Public Works Agency may trim trees in the public right-of-way for vehicle and pedestrian clearance, to reduce sight obstructions, and to promote better street light illumination. 

The County does not trim all sides of a tree and the tree can have a non-symmetrical appearance if the tree is not uniformly trimmed.  Dead or dying branches may remain in the tree after the County takes action to provide clearance trimming for the road right-of-way.  

If you decide to remove these branches and/or restore symmetry and aesthetics of the tree, please contact the County for information about any required tree permits.