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  • Can’t they do something to stop weeds from growing through the grating around city trees?

  • Does city staff spray for insects or disease?

  • Does Redwood City have a regular maintenance schedule?

  • How do I contact the city arborist?

  • How do I report a fallen tree or branch?

  • If the City wants this tree here, why don’t they take care of it?

  • My neighbor had his/her tree sprayed, why didn’t you do all of them?

  • What’s the next step for aphid control?

  • Why does Redwood City put in new trees if they can’t maintain the ones they have?

Pruning 

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  • Can a tree be topped?

  • How long does it take to prune my tree?

  • Which trees are owned by the city?

  • Who is responsible for pruning city-owned trees?

  • Will city personnel prune trees on my private property?

Planting

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  • Can I choose the type of tree to be planted?

  • How many trees can I have planted?

  • I previously requested the planting of a tree in front of my house. How long should it take?

  • What kind of tree will be planted?

  • Who decides what trees go where?

  • Will the city plant trees for free in front of people’s homes?

Removal 

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  • Can I have the wood from my city tree?

  • Can I remove the street tree in front of my house and replace it with another tree?

  • Can you remove my tree because it is messy?

  • I’m doing a remodel and need to remove one or more trees. How do I proceed?

  • When can a city tree be removed?

  • Why do I need a permit to cut down my own tree?

Tree Preservation Ordinanace

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  • Can city staff recommend a tree company?

  • Can I do the work myself or do I have to hire a tree maintenance company?

  • Do I need a permit to remove a dead tree?

  • How do I get more information about permits?

  • How long does it take to get a permit approved?

  • What is the cost for a permit?

  • Where do I measure the tree?

  • Why do I need a permit to prune or remove my own tree?