Annual Tree-Trimming is Coming to WeHo – Expect Traffic Delays


The City of West Hollywood will begin its annual program of tree-trimming on Monday, September 9, 2019. Work is expected to continue through February 2020.

Trees make the city greener, cleaner, and healthier. The City has approximately 12,500 trees that require maintenance and care.

The approach the city is taking with this year’s tree-trimming is to reduce impact on traffic Flow throughout major streets. The City’s contractor, West Coast Arborists, is beginning pruning work along Sunset Boulevard, taking every precaution not to disrupt the Westbound lanes until after 10 a.m. in order to minimize the impact on morning commute traffic. During the coming weeks, crews will move to other commercial areas on Beverly Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard, and other arterial streets. Following commercial area trimming, work will commence on residential arterial streets. Trimming will start at 8 a.m. and work will be finished by 3 p.m.

The City will communicate to residents, businesses, and motorists in advance of pruning work, using several methods:

  • “No parking” signs will be placed a minimum of 24 hours in advance of work. The signs will reflect scheduled trimming activities for each day and they will be broken down into two time segments: before 12 p.m. and after 12 p.m. Parking spaces will be reopened as soon as possible after work is completed;
  • Door hangers or postings on trees will be placed a minimum of 72 hours in advance of residential tree-trimming activities;
  • Electronic message boards may be placed at strategic locations several days before trimming, as well as during trimming activities, in order to provide commuters with advance notice so they can plan route changes; and
  • Notification of trimming activity will be posted on the City’s website and on the City’s social media pages @WeHoCity.

For more information, please contact Scott Smith, the City of West Hollywood’s Urban Forest and Landscape Maintenance Supervisor, at (323) 848-6463 or at

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