City Trees


Sycamore Tree

Forestry crews maintain the City's 200,000 street and park trees through the programmed tree pruning cycle.  Forestry crews are also responsible for the collection of the City's green waste, leaf and holiday tree programs. 

Did you know...?

  • The City of Modesto has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a “Tree City USA” each year since 1980.
  • Community Forestry has been an Accredited Forestry Department by the Society of Municipal Arborists since 1990.
  • The Pearl Street Pistache was patented in November of 1994.
  • The original Modesto Ash in César Chávez Park is recognized by the American Forestry Association National Register of Big Trees.

For more information on the Forestry Division, please call (209) 342-2249.

Mistletoe Abatement

City of Modesto Winter Work Plan for Tree Pruning and Mistletoe Abatement