Our Urban Forest

Did you know that the City is responsible for maintaining City trees planted in parkways, the area between the curb and sidewalk and in public rights-of-way.  Tree plantings in parkways are determined by the City’s Master Street Tree Plan which establishes the designated tree species for every street in Pasadena.

Residents are allowed to plant ground cover flowers and shrubs in the parkway area as long as they do not exceed 2 1/2 feet tall and do not block visibility of vehicular driveways. Property owners are responsible for keeping the parkway and adjacent sidewalk clean and free of debris.

The Department of Public Works’ Parks and Natural Resources Division follows American National Standards Institute standards for tree care to ensure public trees are maintaining according to best management practices.  Maintenance includes planting, providing small tree care, pruning and, as necessary, removing public trees.

Want more info about our trees? Call (626) 744-7311 to learn more about tree maintenance; planting efforts or to report a problem with the urban forest.  Visit online at www.cityofpasadena.net/PublicWorks.