Updated January 30, 2013
Crews from the City's Parks & Trees Division regularly trim the 30,000 street trees that line Cerritos streets and beautify Cerritos neighborhoods and parks. In addition to providing shade, beauty and protection from noise and air pollution, realtors say mature trees can increase property values.
To help protect Cerritos street trees, City staff have been trained in proper pruning techniques established by the International Society of Arborists and the National Arborists Association that help enhance the trees' health, strength and appearance and prevent limbs from falling or interfering with houses, driveways, sidewalks and wires. City staff regularly trims the trees in Cerritos.
Improper pruning can be dangerous. The chopping of tree branches, called "topping," can weaken trees, expose them to disease or fungus, promote irregular growth and rob trees of their food supply, which is normally produced through their leaves.
If the street tree in front of your property needs care or trimming, please leave the job to the City's tree care professionals. To request service, call the Public Works Department at (562) 916-1220 or use the Tree Trimming Request Form linked above.