Mistletoe is a problem for Modesto’s trees, and if it is not promptly removed, it spreads from tree to tree, weakens the tree, and can kill trees that are stressed from other factors. To report a concern, submit an online request.
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Trees are maintained on a regular cycle. For more information visit the Tree Maintenance Process web page. To report a concern, submit an online request.
Trees are a living public asset and provide unique environmental and aesthetic benefits to every neighborhood. However, at some point in a tree’s life cycle, it may die or require removal due to risk factors. Modesto makes every effort to preserve trees. When a tree is removed, it is removed entirely and replaced in most instances. Root cutting/shaving is another service the Forestry Division offers. This service is provided to reduce the risk from above ground roots or deeper roots that may potentially cause damage to public and private property.
When trees reach the end of their life cycle and have to be removed, Forestry workers use a coordinated approach to get the job done safely and efficiently. To report a concern, submit an online request.
Modesto maintains a database of its 81,000 street and park trees. This database records planting and maintenance of every City tree. The City is in the process of updating its tree inventory and Urban Forest Management Plan, and is working with state agencies on this effort. The tree inventory and Management Plan are used to schedule maintenance and to track the City’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To report a concern, submit an online request.