Greenscape and Tree Maintenance

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Greenscape Maintenance

The City of Norwalk Public Services Department’s Greenscape Maintenance Section maintains over 22 miles of center medians and side panels throughout the community. Over the past 10 years, many of the medians throughout the City have been refurbished. In addition, in 1999, the City implemented an extended Median Refurbishment Plan.

For concerns regarding median maintenance such as, damaged tree or plant materials or to report irrigation problems, please contact the Public Services Department at (562) 929-5511 during regular business hours. To report hazardous conditions or emergencies after-hours, please contact the Norwalk Sheriff's Department at (562) 863-8711.

Tree Maintenance

The City of Norwalk Public Services Department Tree Maintenance Section maintains over 17,000 trees citywide. Trees in the residential areas of the community are trimmed every three (3) years. To view the tree trimming schedule and map, please click here.

Additional tree maintenance services provided on an as-needed basis include root pruning, planting, and removal. Please note: Trees are removed if they are diseased, dying, or dead.

To view the Tree Removal Policy, please click here.

To view the Sewer Policy, please click here.

Tree Related Emergencies 

For tree maintenance services, contact the Public Services Department at (562) 929-5511 during regular business hours. To report tree related emergencies after-hours such as broken limbs or trees that have fallen down in the public right-of-way, contact the Norwalk Sheriff's Department at (562) 863-8711.

Tree Planting

The Tree Maintenance Section plants parkway trees throughout the community from November to May and planting requests may be accepted year round. To request the planting of a parkway tree, residents are encouraged to review the approved tree species list below, select a tree, and contact the Public Services Department at (562) 929-5511, informing staff of the address where the tree is to be planted and the selected species.

  1. Camphora Officinarum - Camphor Tree Evergreen, maximum height of 30 to 50 feet. Very colorful, with older leaves shiny bright yellowish green and new growth bronzy red colors. To view a picture of this tree, please click here.
  2. Koelreuteria Bipinnata - Chinese Flame Tree Deciduous tree, outstanding colored papery seed pods and grows to 25 to 40 feet. To view a picture of this tree, please click here.
  3. Lagerstroemia Indica - Crape Myrtle Deciduous, grows to a maximum height of 20 to 30 feet. Flowers range from white to purple, late summer. To view a picture of this tree, please click here.
  4. Magnolia Grandiflora - Southern Magnolia Evergreen, large glossy dark green leaves and very large white fragrant flowers. To view a picture of this tree, please click here.
  5. Pinus Canariensis - Canary Island Pine Evergreen, pale green long needles, grows 70 to 100 feet. To view a picture of this tree, please click here.
  6. Pyrus Calleryana "Bradfordi" - Bradford Pear Deciduous, fruitless, showy white flowers, grows 20 to 30 feet. To view a picture of this tree, please click here.
  7. Brachychiton Populneum - Kurrajong Bottle Tree Semi-evergreen, lime green colored leaves with yellowish flowers, grows 30 to 50 feet. To view a picture of this tree, please click here.
  8. Pistacia Chinesis - Chinese Pistache Both a shade and an ornamental tree. Provides good fall color, with leaves turning beautiful shades of orange and red. Grows to a height and canopy spread of 25–35' at maturity. To view a picture of this tree, please click here.

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