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Posted on October 29, 2018 at 8:58 AM by Colin Heyne
Department of Transportation would like to remind residents that now is the time to personally examine the current condition of all trees on their property and when appropriate, hire a certified tree care professional to perform a more extensive evaluation and recommend any required services. These conditions could include but are not limited to the following:
The San Jose Municipal Code Section 13.28 places the responsibility for street tree maintenance on the adjacent property owner. Effective July 1, 2008, the City of San José is no longer able to provide emergency tree services and corrective tree maintenance for street trees at no cost to the property owner. If immediate tree/limb removal or pruning must occur in order to ensure safety in the public right-of-way and the property owner is not available, the City will take the necessary corrective actions and invoice the property owner for the cost of services.