Parks & Tree Trimming

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The Park Division performs weekly mowing and debris removal in all city-maintained parks and parkways. They also maintain landscaping for all city-owned facilities such as City Hall, Martin Luther King Jr Community Center, Library, Police and Fire stations. The Park Division repairs and maintains the irrigation systems, performs tree trimmings, cleans park restrooms, and empties trash cans in all parks throughout the week and on weekends.


Tree Trimming

The Parks Division performs weekly scheduled street tree maintenance throughout the City and is responsible for trimming all city-owned street trees located in the City’s right of way (Parkway). The Parkway encompasses all areas between the sidewalk and the street curb. City trees that pose a hazard to existing sidewalks, sewer lines or power lines may qualify for removal. A letter to the City’s Street Tree Committee at 1243 National City Blvd., National City 91950 explaining the problem is required. The Committee considers tree removal requests at its meeting on the third Thursday of each month. The fee for removal is $65 per tree.


Street tree maintenance is performed according to a schedule approved by the City Council. The City is divided into ten grid areas. A resident can look up the “National City Tree Trimming Grid Schedule” to determine when trees at their street/residence is schedule for trimming. For information on the grid boundaries and the schedule, please click this link:  Tree Trimming Grid  Schedule (PDF)


For fallen trees or after hour emergencies call Police Dispatch at (619) 336-4411

For trees touching electrical wires, please call San Diego Gas and Electric.
1-800-411-SDGE (7343)

Tree Trimming Chipper