Residents are encouraged to participate in the stewardship and enhancement of the Community Forest by adopting a parkway tree.
For additional information and an application to participate in this program click HERE.
Community Forest Resources
Detailed Water Wise Tree Care
Community Forest Management Plan
Table of Existing Street Tree Inventory
Table of Trees to Encourage
Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer
Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB): The Department of Public Works would like the community to be on alert for the PSHB, which has been found in several areas of the City. The PSHB is a relatively recent pest that affected a number of public and private trees, mostly in the northern-most areas of town. The pest is attacking Western Sycamores and Coast Live Oak trees at this time, but has also been found in a few other species. Please click HERE for a printable informational flyer or click HERE for a short video on the PSHB.
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 Department of Public Works.
Protected Trees on Private Property – The City's Tree Preservation and Protection Ordinance identifies the following as protected:
Coast Live Oak - Quercus agrifolia
Engelmann Oak - Quercus engelmannii
Western Sycamore - Platanus racemosa
Southern California Black Walnut - Juglans californica
California Scrub Oak - Quercus berberidifolia
Coastal Scrub Oak - Quercus dumosa
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 Department of Public Works.
View the Tree Review Application Packet for information and forms. Please contact Management Analyst Carlson in the Public Works Department for details.