WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood will commence its annual tree pruning on Monday, September 9. The city of West Hollywood indicated on its website that approximately 12,500 trees have to be tended to each year. The annual program will start on Monday and continue until February 2020.

The city’s contractor, West Coast Arborists, will start pruning work on Sunset Boulevard, where westbound lanes of traffic will not be impacted until after 10 a.m. to limit issues with morning traffic. Crews will be working on commercial regions including Beverly Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard, and other arterial streets.

According to a press release from the city of West Hollywood, after commercial area trimming is complete, crews will begin work on residential arterial streets between the hours of 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

West Hollywood will communicate to residents, businesses, and motorists in ahead of pruning work, using several methods:

“No parking” signs will be placed a minimum of 24 hours in advance of work. Signs will reflect scheduled trimming activities for each day and will be broken down into two time segments: before 12 p.m. and after 12 p.m. Parking spaces will be reopened as soon as 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 may be used at strategic locations several days before trimming, as well as during trimming activities, in order to provide commuters with as much notice so they can plan route changes; and

Notification of trimming activity will be posted on the city’s website and 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.