Trees and Landscape Management Section
The SACDOT Trees and Landscape Maintenance Section has primary County-wide responsibility for maintaining trees and vegetation within the road right-of-way in the unincorporated area. This includes focusing on public safety while promoting aesthetically pleasing and healthy landscaped areas. This maintenance responsibility covers County owned roadway frontages, medians, pedestrian walkways, soundwalls, bike lanes, and overpasses.
These maintenance efforts do not include illegal encroachments of trees and vegetation growing upon private property, landscaped areas maintained through County contracts, areas maintained by the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), any trimming for electric or other utilities, or areas within the city boundaries of Sacramento, Isleton, Galt, Folsom, Elk Grove, Citrus Heights and Rancho Cordova. See below for contact information for different agencies and municipalities concerning trees and vegetation.
Encroachment violations in Sacramento County include trees and shrubbery growing upon private property encroaching lower than 13.5 feet over the roadway or obstructing the visibility of an intersection or a traffic control device, such as a stop sign. The SACDOT Right-of-Way Management section works with property owners to correct these violations.
Contract Landscape Maintenance
The Maintenance & Operations Division also coordinates contract landscape maintenance in Sacramento County including areas where the property owners are assessed fees, such as a Landscape Maintenance District (LMD).
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is responsible for landscaped areas that include freeways and highways and associated soundwalls and overpasses within Sacramento County such as: Freeways 5, 50, 80, 99 and Highways 12, 16, 104 and 160. Check with Caltrans Submit a Maintenance Request to report tree and landscape issues.