Parkway Tree Trimming - In an effort to consistently maintain the City of Sierra Madre's tree-lined streets the Public Works Department provides tree trimming on a rotating schedule.
Request for Parkway Tree Trimming or Removal-All individual requests for trimming or removal of parkway trees must be applied for by contacting City Hall at 626-355-7135. Such requests will be reviewed by the Tree Advisory Commission at the earliest possible meeting.
Protected Trees on Private Property –The City's Tree Preservation and Protection Ordinance identifies four species as protected:
- Coast Live Oak
- Quercus agrifolia
- Engelmann Oak
- Quercus engelmannii
- Western Sycamore
- Platanus racemosa
- Southern California Black Walnut
- Juglans californica
Any project on private property (building, grading, demolition, etc.) that staff determines has the potential to adversely affect a protected tree needs to be reviewed by the Tree Advisory Commission via an application and public meeting.
View the Tree Advisory Commission Construction Application Packet for information and forms. Please contact Management Analyst Carlson in Public Worksin the Public Works Departments for details.
Street Tree Palette - The City's list of trees that are approved for planting in public areas in Sierra Madre. The Tree Advisory Commission regularly reviews the Street Tree Palette and makes ongoing additions or changes. The selections are based on factors such as whether the species is native to the area and would thrive in our climate, its relative drought tolerance, growth patterns in relation to providing shade and clearance over streets and sidewalks, the nature of the root growth and its propensity to damage curbs or sidewalks, and general aesthetics and consistency with the existing urban forest.