Street Tree Information
Right of Way Tree Trimming Program
In our Municipal Code Title 16, Chapter 1.20.100.C, landscaping, street trees, and buffering describe the tree-trimming requirements as related to public safety concerns in the City’s rights of way. The City Code requires residents to trim trees affecting public rights of way, helping ensure that traffic safety devices (stop signs, traffic signals, vehicular and pedestrian safety, street names signs, etc.) are visible from roadways. The code also ensures garbage trucks are able to safely navigate City streets.
Is my tree supposed to look like that?
If you have a question about the health of a tree in your parking strip, shared space, or on City owned property, you may email the City Arborist at firstname.lastname@example.org! Helping the City’s tree canopy remain lush and healthy is of benefit to everyone. By taking steps now to preserve the life of trees, we will be able to enjoy them for years to come.
Happy Valley is proud to be a Tree City. Tree City USA is an Arbor Day Foundation program that has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. Visit the National Arbor Day Foundation for helpful hints on tree trimming and maintenance.