Urban Forestry trims 20,000th tree since July 1.

Tree Toppers

Photos by Alive! and courtesy Public Works

Over the Jan. 11-12 weekend, Public Works/Street Services’ Urban Forestry unit trimmed its 20,000th tree since the July 1 start of the fiscal year, with 13,000 to go before the end of the fiscal year June 30. The goal is to trim 33,000 this year.

Street Services reported that on Jan. 13, Urban Forestry had 21 aerial towers working across the City of Los Angeles. Due to the steady growth in Urban Forestry staffing and equipment, staff believes it might have been the biggest day of tree trimming in a decade.

Alive! featured the Urban Forestry tree trimmers in our January 2019 issue. Here are some photos from that story.

Urban Forestry units were busy over the Jan. 11-12 weekend, setting records.