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Tree Trimming, Removal of Dead & Structurally Unsound Trees Planned in Encinitas

Encinitas, CA - The City of Encinitas is scheduled to prune approximately 70 trees and remove three (3) dead trees located along the City’s iconic Highway 101 in Leucadia between Encinitas Boulevard and La Costa Avenue beginning November 18th. City crews will be trimming trees, removing one dead tree and two trees with advanced internal decay and structural deficiencies, and potentially removing an additional three trees (upon further inspection) that have been identified as possible imminent public safety concerns. 

The City’s Urban Forestry Advisory Committee is scheduled to review and approve the City’s plans during a special meeting in November. Trimming and removal work is expected to be completed by January 1, 2020.

WHAT:  City of Encinitas Tree Trimming & Removal

WHEN:  Beginning Monday, November 18, 2019

WHERE:   Coast Highway 101 between Encinitas Boulevard and La Costa Avenue

For information about the City’s tree ordinance and policies, please visit the City’s Urban Forest Management Program webpage at https://encinitasca.gov/Government/Departments/Public-Works/Field-Operations/Urban-Forest-Management-Program or contact the City’s Utility & Maintenance Field Supervisor, John Ugrob at [email protected] for questions.



Located along six miles of Pacific Ocean coastline in northern San Diego County, Encinitas has an approximate population of 63,000 and is characterized by coastal beaches, cliffs, flat-topped coastal areas, steep mesa bluffs and rolling hills. The city was incorporated in 1986, drawing together the communities of New Encinitas, Old Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Olivenhain and Leucadia.