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Urban Forest/Landscaping

Updated December 23, 2009

Tree Trimming Ordinance

In July 2008, the Cerritos City Council adopted a tree trimming ordinance to assist in eliminating any negative safety or health impacts as a result of improper tree maintenance techniques. The ordinance establishes a tree pruning permit requirement for commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential properties, as well as common areas governed by a property management company or homeowners association. The adoption of the tree trimming ordinance assists in preserving the City's current urban forest.

Tree pruning permit information flyer (PDF)

Reporting Tree Problems and Proper Tree Care in Cerritos

For more information on proper tree care, trimming techniques, procedures regarding requests for removal of parkway trees, and to report problems with trees in Cerritos, please visit the Parks and Trees Division page.

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