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Urban Forest Activity (updated 3/25/20)

The City’s contracted trimming company, West Coast Arborists, will continue to prune trees. Pruning trees is considered an essential service. All WCA staff will follow strict COVID-19 work restrictions. Pruning will continue in the neighborhoods north of Base Line, between Indian Hill and the westerly City boundary. Tree pruning will progress through the spring. All City trees are pruned on a regular basis using only the highest professionally accepted standards, and in a manner that will encourage good development while preserving their health, structure, and natural appearance.  

During this time, traffic control will be in place and minor traffic delays may occur. Since this activity may result in some noise and extra traffic during this period, we ask for your patience and understanding. For more information regarding the street tree pruning, please contact the Community Services Department at (909) 399-5431.

 

 

Tree Crisis in Claremont, CA - City of Trees from Claremont Heritage on Vimeo.

 

What You Need to Know

Urban Forest Management Plan DRAFT - 11-14-19

Tree Policy Manual - Update Oct 2017

Designated Street Tree List -Update SEP18

 Drought & Trees Infographic

Claremont is a community which recognizes its trees as one of the most valuable public resources. The preservation of our community forest is one of our citizens' highest priorities. It is for this reason that we have enjoyed a long-term partnership with our residents in caring for the City trees.

In keeping with this tradition, Claremont has developed a comprehensive set of guidelines, polices and municipal codes pertaining to all of its City-owned trees. The City's easement is generally ten feet from the face of the curb.

Cooperation between the City and its residents is essential in maintaining a community known for its beautiful tree-lined streets. With this in mind, we have put together this quick reference sheet of "DOs and DON'Ts."

Please help us by doing the following:

  • DO - Deep water, on a regular basis, any City tree abutting your property.

  • DO - Protect your City trees from string trimmers, lawn mowers and similar equipment.

  • DO - Report any City tree in need of attention. Call 909-399-5431 between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or Claremont Police Department at 909-399-5411 after hours.

  • DO - Report anyone harming a City tree. Use the phone numbers mentioned above.

Please avoid doing the following:

  • DON'T - Trim, prune or remove a City tree.

  • DON'T - Plant a tree in the City's easement.

  • DON'T - Affix anything to a City tree or use equipment or chemicals near a tree that might harm it.

  • DON'T - Put materials, such as bricks, rocks or concrete, near the base of a City tree, or dig irrigation trenches near it.

If you would like more information about the trees in our City, please contact the Community Services Department at 909-399-5431 or by email at cdillman@ci.claremont.ca.us. 

 

The How's and Why's of Trees

Our Historic and Specimen Trees

Proper Pruning

The Right Tree in the Right Place

Where to Get Assistance

Deep Watering Trees