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Tree Removal


Release Date: 2016-12-23

The City of Long Beach will continue removing some dead and dying trees in the City’s parks that are increasingly prone to toppling over or limbs falling. The City must remove them to ensure the public’s safety and, consequently, support the growth of healthy trees. Sites for the upcoming phase of trimming and removal include:

  • Admiral Kidd Park
  • Bixby Park 
  • Bouton Creek Park 
  • Calvin Coolidge Park
  • Cesar Chavez Park
  • College Estates Park
  • Daisy Ave Greenbelt 
  • Drake Park
  • El Dorado Park
  • Houghton Park
  • Hudson Park 
  • Pan American Park
  • Ramona Park 
  • Wardlow Park 
  • Whaley Park 

Many trees at City parks are nearing the end of their life cycle. The severe, multi-year drought, bark beetle infestation and warmer temperatures have led to accelerated levels of trees dying.

“We are always saddened to see any of our beloved trees removed, but as these specific trees die and pose a significant safety risk, our priority is to ensure that our parks are safe and the rest of our trees are as healthy as possible,” said Marie Knight, Director of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM).

In recent months significant tree or limb failure has occurred in almost every City park, with a high concentration in El Dorado Regional, Heartwell, Wardlow and Houghton Parks.

In addition to removing dead trees for safety reasons, removing trees that have died due to infestation helps to prevent healthy trees from being infected. The City must complete the removal of trees by January so as not to interfere with the nesting season of many bird species.

The City is dedicated to ensuring that all trees in City parks enjoy a long and healthy life. A replacement plan for the trees, utilizing best practices, will be developed as the ongoing drought conditions continue.

View the links below for a map of the tree removal sites:

Admiral Kidd Park
Bixby Park
Bouton Creek Park
Calvin Coolidge Park
Cesar Chevez Park
College Estates Park
Daisy Ave Greenbelt
Drake Park
El Dorado Park
Houghton Park
Hudson Park
Pan American Park
Ramona Park
Wardlow Park
Whaley Park