Process for Homeowners and Vendors

Process for Homeowners to Provide Maintenance to City-owned Trees At Property Owner Expense

Due to severe budget reductions, the City of Modesto, Community Forestry Division has limited resources to provide services to City-owned trees. If you prefer more immediate service, you can contract services through approved vendors.

**Please note: any service contracted by the homeowner must be approved by the City prior to service and will be the financial responsibility of the homeowner.

  • If you want your tree removed (at property owner expense).
    • Contact the Community Forestry Division at (209) 342-2249 to request tree removal. (Tree Removal Criteria)
    • If your tree has been signed up and approved for removal you may contact a vendor from the approved provider list. (Vendor list)

  • If you have a stump that you want removed (at property owner expense).
    • Contact a vendor from the approved provider list. (Vendor list)

  • If you want mistletoe and dead wood removed (at property owner expense).
    • Contact a vendor from the approved provider list. (Vendor list)

  • If you want roots cut.
    • Contact the Community Forestry Division at (209) 342-2249 to request root cutting.

  • If you want your tree pruned (at property owner expense).
    • Contact a vendor from the approved provider list. (Vendor list)

  • If you experience dripping, sticky substance on your vehicles or sidewalks directly beneath your tree, or noticeable pests.
    • Contact the Community Forestry Division at (209) 342-2249 to request a pest inspection.

  • If you would like to plant a new tree (at property owner expense).
    • Contact a vendor from the approved provider list. (Vendor list)
    • If the homeowner intends to replant a tree with the same species that has been removed there is no need to get prior approval.
    • If the homeowner wants to replace a tree with an alternate species, the tree must be approved by City staff. Tree species will be dependent on property location and size. Contact the Community Forestry Division at (209) 342-2249 to determine a list of approved trees for your site.

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