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The Rossmoor Community Services District is excited to announce a new tree trimming permit process. Property owners who would like to pay for an aesthetic trim of a parkway tree have the option, upon District approval, to pay for a trim by the District’s tree contractor or can obtain a permit from RCSD to have their own, RCSD approved contractor trim the tree. In compliance with Federal bird and wildlife protection standards, permits will not be issued during bird nesting season, which runs February through August. District pruning permit forms and specifications can be found on the RCSD website: Please contact District Arborist Mary Kingman for more information: (562) 430-3707 X-106

The trees on the parkway/right-of-way are public property, owned and managed by Rossmoor Community Services District with a policy in place that protects District trees against unauthorized pruning, removal or damage and gives RCSD the authority to pursue loss and recovery for trees that are damaged or removed. In addition to tree protection Policy 3080, the District now has a separate Administrative Citation policy in place that authorizes the District to issue citations for unauthorized trimming or removal of parkway trees, with monetary fine amounts ranging from $300-$1000 depending on the severity and frequency of the violation.  A complete policy and fine schedule can be found on the RCSD website:

Rossmoor is known for its trees and has been awarded Tree City USA status for 10 years. Trees provide shade, oxygen, aesthetic value, increased property values, reduced air and noise pollution and wildlife habitat, along with many health benefits. With over 5,000 in the parks and parkways alone at a value of over 17 million dollars the urban forest of Rossmoor is a resource worth protecting.

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