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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.


 Urban and Community Forestry

On May 22, 2017, the City of National City was awarded an Urban and Community Forestry Grant in the amount of $650,800 through CAL FIRE to fund the purchase, planting and initial maintenance of 1,700 trees, to be performed by a contractor and completed by March 2020.  The trees will be planted Citywide based on the tree inventory, under the direction of the Park Superintendent.  Areas include, but are not limited, to El Toyon Park, Butterfly Park, Plaza Bonita Center Way, Marina Way, and other parks, vacant sites and community corridors throughout the City.


 As part of this grant, the consultant will perform outreach activities for residents wishing to plant a tree in front of their property. Once the trees are planted, the location will be geo-coded for each new tree location.

For additional information, please contact Victor Uribe, Parks Superintendent at (619) 336-4278.

Urban and Community Forestry  (PDF)

NC Volunteer Canvassing Guide (PDF)

NC Watering Agreement (PDF)

NC Volunteer Canvassing Guide - Spa (PDF)

National City's Urban Forest Management Plan 


The Arbor Day Event scheduled for March 28, 2020 has been cancelled and postponed until a further date in light of the World Health Organization (WHO) declaration of a pandemic for coronavirus (COVID 19).  This declaration was issued in order to increase awareness and all prevention efforts to limit the spread of the virus.  I want to assure you that the City of National City is closely monitoring the situation. While there are currently no confirmed cases in National City, we know this could change over time. Please know the health and well-being of our community remains our top priority.

The City’s Emergency Management office continues to work closely and maintain consistent communication with our local lead agency, San Diego Health & Human Services Agency. San Diego County has a Coronavirus webpage with current information, frequently asked questions, and informational videos answering common questions and concerns about COVID-19 and we’ve created a direct link from the Fire Department homepage which also includes additional safety information.

Thank you for your patience and understanding we will continue to work with our public health partners to provide you with the latest guidance and actions you can take to support a healthy community

Brad Raulston

City Manager

March 11, 2020


Tree Trimming

The Parks Division performs daily 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.  Street tree maintenance is performed according to a schedule that 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 scheduled for trimming.

For information on the grid boundaries and the schedule, please click : National City Tree Trimming Schedule (PDF)

For assistance during work hours, please contact Public Works at (619) 336-4580.

For assistance outside work hours, please call Police Dispatch at (619) 336-4411.


Tree Trimming Chipper