Parks, Trees & Landscape Maintenance
This division maintains more than 190 acres of parkland in the City through a combination of contractual and direct maintenance. Responsibilities include the maintenance to playgrounds, picnic areas, athletic fields, pathways, landscaping, park restrooms, park trees, lagoons, and parking lots.
Trees and Landscape Maintenance
This division oversees a preventive maintenance contract to provide regular pruning to more than 17,357 trees in the City. Trees and Landscape maintenance workers respond and resolve requests from residents to evaluate, prune and remove trees in order to maintain the health of the urban forest.
Trees significantly enhance the overall beauty of the environment and raise the quality of life for all who live and work in the city. Tree protection ordinances were established to protect and preserve this natural asset. Proper pruning standards are also encouraged to maximize the health and beauty of the tree and minimize potential problems. A tree takes many years to grow and only minutes to cut down. Removal is the last resort option, when no other reasonable alternative can correct a problem.
Do you have a parks, trees, or landscape maintenance issue to report? Please Submit a Service Request to let us know!
- Do I need a permit to prune or remove a tree on my property?
Heritage trees, protected trees, and street trees (which are often on private property) may not be pruned or removed by the property owner without the city's written permission. If you have any question whether your tree is a street tree, heritage tree or other, please submit a service request.
- How do I report a fallen tree or branch?
- Does the City of Milpitas have a regular maintenance schedule?
City personnel perform routine maintenance street trees and park trees. Due to the magnitude of the inventory, the most critical and high priority work is scheduled first. We perform as much work as possible in the more efficient block pruning approach. A long-term maintenance schedule is not available at this time.