The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining city-owned trees, which include trees located in city parks, medians, landscape areas, and parkways (the area between sidewalk and curb). The city's trees are important assets that beautify our community and provide significant environmental benefits. City trees absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, purifying our air.
The Public Works Department works to ensure the preservation of the city's arbor assets through regular maintenance of the city's inventory of approximately 65,000 trees. The regular maintenance program includes pruning, planting, pest control, and removals. In addition, Tree Maintenance crews respond to requests for service from the public, investigating and resolving special service issues such as limbs down, dead or dying trees, and unauthorized removals.
Trees may not be planted, trimmed or removed from any public right-of-way, including residential parkways, without prior written authorization from the Tree Maintenance supervisor. Damaging or unauthorized removal of city trees is a misdemeanor, per Huntington Beach Municipal Code Ch. 9.52.
For inquiries or to request service, please call our Park, Tree, and Landscape division at (714) 536-5480. Click the link for business hours and after-hours emergency information.
Huntington Beach is a Tree City USA. The National Arbor Day Foundation established the standards for Tree City USA to ensure that every community would have a sustainable tree management plan and program. If you would like more information on the Tree City designation, please click on the Tree City logo to visit the Foundation's website.