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Trees & Landscaping

Trees & Landscaping

Tree Care Program

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Since 1987, Riverside has been a “Tree City, USA ™ ” community in honor of the care we provide for our trees.

Trees provide aesthetic, environmental, and economic value, including clean air and increased property values. The City Trees & Landscaping Division is responsible for overseeing the planting, pruning, preservation and removal of trees in City right-of-way by private contractors, volunteer organizations, residents and businesses. Recently, the city set a new target to trim trees within the city right-of-way every 6 years, instead of every 8-9 years, thanks to Measure Z. Residents who would like their trees trimmed more frequently or need other tree services can take advantage of the City’s Street Tree Care Program.

The program allows residents to have trees trimmed more frequently by utilizing the services of the City’s tree maintenance contractor at the affordable flat rates listed below. Also, certain trees may qualify to be planted or removed at the resident’s cost, subject to City review and approval. Residents may also hire their own licensed contractor to trim trees by obtaining a "no-fee" permit.

Contracted Rates

The contracted rates for fiscal years 2018-19 and 2019-20 for tree trimming, removal, and planting services are:

Item No. Description Unit Fiscal Year
2018 - 2019
Fiscal Year
2019 - 2020
Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021

1

Grid Tree Trimming (50+ Trees) Including All Palms and Park Trees

Per Tree

$75.00

$80.00

$85.00

2

Service Request Canopy Tree Trimming

Per Tree

$184.00

$191.00

$198.00

3

Service Request Palm Trimming (Phoenix canariensis Only)

Per Tree

$184.00

$191.00

$198.00

4

Service Request Palm Trimming (All Other Palm Species)

Per Tree

$140.00

$150.00

$160.00

5

Removal of Palm Seed Pods Only

Per Tree

$75.00

$80.00

$85.00

6

Service Request Clearance Canopy Tree Trimming

Per Tree

$55.00

$60.00

$64.00

7

Palm Skinning

Per Foot

$14.00

$15.00

$16.00

8

Tree and Stump Removal with Backfill and Reseeding

Per DSH

$39.00

$40.00

$41.00

9

Tree Only Removal (with Stump Herbickle Treatment)

Per DSH

$30.00

$31.00

$32.00

10

Stump Only Removal with Backfill

Per DSH

$15.00

$17.00

$19.00

11

Root Pruning (Vertical)

Per Foot

$20.00

$21.00

$22.00

12

15 Gallon Tree

Per Tree

$175.00

$180.00

$185.00

13

24 Inch Box Tree

Per Tree

$295.00

$320.00

$340.00

14

36 Inch Box Tree

Per Tree

$975.00

$1,025.00

$1,075.00

15

Young Tree Care/Watering

Per Tree/Per Day

$24.00

$25.00

$26.00

16

Scheduled Crew Rental

Per Person/Per Hour

$80.00

$85.00

$90.00

17

Festival of Lights Saturdays and Sundays Downtown Area (14th to 3rd Streets and Market Street to 91 Freeway)

Per Tree

$180.00

$185.00

$190.00

18

Normal Working Hours Emergency Crew Rental

Per Person/Per Hour

$95.00

$100.00

$105.00

19

After Normal Working Hours, Weekends and Holidays Emergency Crew Rental

Per Person/Per Hour

$115.00

$120.00

$125.00

20

Arborist Services and/or Report Writing

Per Hour

$120.00

$125.00

$130.00


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How Tree Care Program Works

  • Step 1 – Resident contacts 311 to request a tree inspection and specifies that they are interested in the Tree Care Program
  • Step 2 – City Inspector examines the tree within 30 days and determines if the tree service qualifies for the Tree Care Program
  • Step 3 – Inspector provides a completed Tree Care Program form specifiing the services and cost to the resident
  • Step 4 – Resident sends the form with payment to the City Corporation Yard at 8095 Lincoln Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504
  • Step 5 – After payment is received, the City orders work from contractor to be completed by the contractor within 30 days

To qualify, the tree must be located in City of Riverside public right-of-way and between regularly scheduled maintenance. Additionally, the service requested must meet the guidelines in the Urban Forestry Policy Manual. Additional information on the City’s Tree Maintenance Program including the City’s Urban Forestry Policy Manual can be found by CLICKING HERE.

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Address:
3900 Main St. 4th Floor
Riverside, CA 92522

Phone: (951) 826-5311

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