Maintenance Operations



The Urban Forestry Section staff of the Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of Palo Alto’s public trees and urban forest. Staff includes the Urban Forester and additional assisting arborists who schedule, inspect, and administer field work and direct in-house tree maintenance crews.  The in-house crews perform pruning, removal of dead and hazardous trees, planting and watering of trees, and emergency tree operations.  Under the direction of the Urban Forester, the assisting arborists inspect trees, administer contracts with other tree services companies (such as stump grinding and pruning), oversee line-clearing operations for Utilities, and ensure tree protection standards are met and inspections and permits are properly approved and enforced. 

Please call (650) 496-5953 if you have questions about City-related tree services.
Contact Us

Public Works Urban Forestry Section
Phone: (650) 496-5953
pwps@cityofpaloalto.org
P.O. Box 10250
Palo Alto, CA 94303

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Last Updated: Nov 2, 2012