Department of Public Works
dpw.lacounty.gov
Parkway Trees
Find out who maintains the parkway tree for your area

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works maintains nearly 160,000 trees along county roads. Our objective is to preserve and enhance parkway trees that make up our urban forest while providing safe and accessible sidewalks for the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. We value these trees as they play an important role in providing a healthy community. Use the Tree Services Locator at the bottom left of this site to determine if the area is maintained by Public Works.




What is a parkway tree?

Parkway Cross Section
(Typical Application)

A parkway tree is a tree that was planted by Public Works, a developer who built the home or building, or by a property owner under an approved permit from Public Works, and which is adjacent to the edge of the roadway within the County’s road easement, also known as the County ROW. Public Works values these trees as they play an important role in providing a healthy community.

Additionally, a tree that is located in the front yard or anywhere within the boundary of a private parcel belongs to the parcel owner and is the responsibility of the owner. This is considered a private tree.



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