The City of West Hollywood has begun its annual tree pruning program, which is expected to continue through February 2016.
The program is an effort to maintain the city’s approximately 12,500 trees. The city’s contractor, West Coast Arborists, has begun pruning work in residential areas. During the coming weeks, crews will move to areas on and adjacent to Sunset Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard, Melrose Avenue and Beverly Boulevard in both commercial and residential areas.
Each day, trimming will start at 8 a.m. and work will be finished by 3 p.m. — westbound lanes will not be affected by trimming activities until after 10 a.m. in order to minimize disruption to morning traffic.
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 will 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.
- Notification of trimming activity will be posted on the city’s website, on WeHoTV channels, and in the city’s social media.
For more information, please contact Scott Smith, the city’s Urban Forest and Landscape Maintenance Supervisor, at (323) 848-6463. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.