WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood started its annual program of tree pruning on Monday, September 10, which will continue through February 2019. According to a press release from the city of West Hollywood, the City’s contractor, West Coast Arborists, will start pruning work along Sunset Boulevard, taking care to not disrupt Westbound lanes until after 10 a.m. to decrease the impact on morning commute traffic.

In the coming weeks, crews will move to other commercial areas on Beverly Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard, and other arterial streets. Following commercial area trimming, work will start on residential arterial streets. Trimming is expected to start at 8 a.m. and will be finished by 3 p.m.

West Hollywood will alert residents, businesses, and motorists in advance of pruning work, using several methods:

-“No parking” signs will be placed a minimum of 24 hours in advance of work. The signs will reflect scheduled trimming activities for each day and indicate two time segments: before 12 p.m. and after 12 p.m. Parking spaces will be reopened, once work is completed;

-Door hangers or postings on trees will be placed a minimum of 72 hours in advance of residential tree-trimming activities;

-Electronic message boards will be placed at specific locations several days before trimming, and during trimming activities in order to provide commuters with advance notice so they can plan route changes; and

-Notification of trimming activity will be posted on the city’s website and on the city’s social media pages @WeHoCity.

For more details contact Scott Smith, the city of West Hollywood’s Urban Forest and Landscape Maintenance Supervisor, at (323) 848-6463 or at ssmith@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the city of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.