The City of Sunnyvale maintains approximately 37,000 City street trees, with the assistance of adjacent property owners. A healthy "urban forest" has multiple benefits to the individual properties, neighborhoods and the City in general. Trees help to keep pavement and ambient temperatures cooler in the summer. They provide overall beauty to the street, and increase property values. All trees have features that require regular maintenance: leaves, acorns, insects and other pests, watering in dry seasons, etc. Residents are expected to take care of those routine maintenance items.
The City provides pruning services to street trees for structural integrity and to avoid branch/trunk failure, where possible. City staff also helps to sustain the street tree population with new and replacement tree planting. For more information on how to properly maintain City trees or to look for a local arborist for tree help, visit treesaregood.com.
To report a fallen tree or tree limb, or other street tree concern, call the Street Trees Program in the Parks Division at (408) 730-7506.
City Awards Contract for Pruning of Street Trees
The City of Sunnyvale has recently awarded a contract to West Coast Arborist for the pruning of all public street trees on an average interval of every 7 years. All trees on a street block will be pruned at the same time to improve the structural integrity of the trees for the purpose of public safety. A list of streets/blocks will be posted the first week of March, June, September and December that represents 1,200-1,500 trees that will be pruned in the proceeding 90 day period. The streets/blocks are not necessarily listed in the order they will be serviced. Lists are created based upon a number of criteria and if your block/street is not on the current list then it has not been determined when it will be pruned. If you have a concern about work that West Coast Arborist has performed, please contact them directly at (408) 321-8733. If your concern is not resolved, please contact the Parks Division/Street Trees at (408) 730-7506 or via email at email@example.com.
Scheduled Streets for March through June
Robin Ave and Court
The Dalles Ave
For residents who want to hire an arborist to prune the adjacent street tree more frequently to control leaf or acorn drop, or to provide building clearance, or to keep a more open canopy and allow more sun through, a no-cost permit application is available below for download.
City Tree Work Permit Application
To apply to remove and replace a Liquidambar City tree.