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Forestry Services

A variety of valuable services are offered by the Forestry Services section at no charge to property owners. Tree maintenance is not provided on private property unless there are hazardous circumstances creating potential public liability. 

Public services include routine pruning, planting, removal, watering, trimming for traffic clearance, root pruning, and emergency cleanup. 

Forestry Services also conducts annual special events that have been recognized at the national level. Two such events are the City of Burbank Annual Arbor Day Ceremony and the Plant-A-Tree Program. This program provides private citizens with the opportunity to donate towards an annual tree-planting project in City parks.

services provided
  • City Park Tree Pruning and Trimming

  • Parkway Tree Pruning: Remove dead wood, thin out or shape parkway tree.

  • Parkway Tree Trimming: Raise parkway tree limbs for necessary 14-foot traffic clearance.

  • Broken Branches: Pick up limbs from any parkway tree that are broken or hanging.

  • Parkway Tree Removal: Requests are inspected individually and only granted when a justifiable and necessary cause is established per Department's removal policy.

  • Parkway Tree Planting: If sufficient parkway exists, Forestry will plant a tree free of charge.

  • Electrical Powerline Clearance: Trees that are in contact with electrical power lines are not serviced by the Parks and Recreation Department.  For electrical power line clearance, please visit Our Burbank 311 app and complete a powerline service request or contact Burbank Water and Power at (818) 238-3582.

  • Storm Cleanup: After a storm, the Forestry Division will assess the damage and commence the necessary cleanup operations on City streets and public property. ​​

Tree Service Requests

Please use the City of Burbank 311 mobile app to submit tree service requests or click on the link below to submit a request through our web portal.
Additional Resources 

Burbank Water and Power (BWP) customers can request free shade trees for their home or business. Residents can select up to 3 trees and Burbank businesses can select up to 20 trees!  

Volunteer with Burbank Parks and Recreation! Grab a shovel and let’s join the campaign in planting trees! We are inviting households to participate in tree plantings at Burbank's beautiful parks!
View our Street Tree Master Plan HERE. 
Learn more about different tree characteristics and species. Cal Poly Urban Forest Website. 
Visit the Tree Care page for more helpful tree care information. 

Forestry Division

Contact (818) 238-5304 for general inquiries or tree related emergencies between 7AM-5PM.

For tree related emergencies after hours, please contact the Burbank Police Department (818) 238-3000