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Trees & Landscaping

Trees & Landscaping

Utility Line Clearance Procedure


  • City tree contractor sends out a representative for any vegetation that is in conflict with utility lines 2-4 weeks prior to crew’s arrival.
  • Door hanger is provided to affected residents 48 hours prior to work commencing.
  • Necessary work is performed to clear utility lines.
  • City Tree Inspector verifies work has been completed through post inspections within 30 days of completed work.


  • City tree contractor identifies problem trees in need of removal and provides the information to the City Tree Inspector.
  • City Tree Inspector verifies through site visit.
  • City Tree Inspector notifies property owner with a door hanger and personal contact prior to work commencing.
  • Work is scheduled with crews once permission has been granted from the property owner.

tree in field of flowers The Riverside Municipal Code - Vegetation Maintenance clearly defines the owner’s responsibilities.

If necessary, contact the 311 Call Center to request enforcement assistance from Code Enforcement.

Utility Trees
(Trees Near Power Lines)
City Trees & Landscaping
Landscape Water Conservation
General Information
3900 Main St. 4th Floor
Riverside, CA 92522

Phone: (951) 826-5311

Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:30pm
Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays
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