Who looks after the trees on the roadside?

In most cases, the municipality or state retains authority and responsibility over trees. Sometimes, the municipality legally transfers responsibility for street trees to the adjacent owner. Sierra Nevada arborists care for redbuds on Ferncliff Park Drive. Most hedges and trees that protrude from public roads and trails are privately owned and must be cared for by the owner.

We can only participate if there is an immediate danger, such as a fallen branch on the other side of a sidewalk or road.