Tree Trimming

Trees, greenery in Marysville: What you need to know as a property ownertree-trimming

Trees and greenery create an attractive image while providing many environmental, economical and health benefits to the community. City Public Works and Parks maintenance crews go to great lengths to keep them trimmed along public streets, sidewalks and rights-of-ways.

But City workers can't do it alone. We need your help. If you're a homeowner or business owner, we need you to maintain trees and landscaping in and around your property.

City tree-trimming policies (Chapters 12.36 - 12.40) state that property owners are responsible to trim and maintain vegetation in front of their property to a standard of:

  • 14 feet above the paved section of the roadway, and
  • 7 feet above sidewalks, while maintaining a 1-foot buffer behind the sidewalk areas.

This ensure that street sweepers, buses, sanitation trucks and other service vehicles have easy access to curbs and parking areas, and don't have to contend with low-hanging branches and shrubs on walkways. This benefits pedestrians and cyclists, too.

The policies are in place to ensure that City right-of-ways are safe, clean and usable, and can be repaired through consistent, cost-effective tree trimming practices.

Street with Curb
Street with NO Curb or Sidewalk
Street with Planter and Sidewalk
Street with Sidewalk next to Curb

How can I learn more?

For more information, call Jake Wetzel at (360) 363-8100 or email

Sign up for city roadwork and maintenance closure emails OR view the webpage to see if tree trimming is scheduled for a location near you.