Palm tree trimming in La Jolla begins

A crew shreds branches along Torrey Pines Road. FILE

The long-neglected trimming of palm trees is underway in La Jolla and other areas of San Diego. On March 1, a Superior Court judge upheld a $7.6 million verdict against the city for not maintaining a palm tree that fell and paralyzed a Mission Hills man.

The city council approved a contract to trim palms within San Diego’s public rights-of-way, including about 1,000 trees in Council District 1, a representative from the office of City Council President pro tem Sherri Lightner told the La Jolla Light.

The work includes many palms along Wall and Prospect streets, Girard, Herschel and Draper avenues, Exchange Place, Coast Boulevard and other streets in and around the Village. For a complete list of palms slated for trimming with block locations, e-mail

A representative for Lightner’s office said palms were trimmed along Eads Avenue and Torrey Pines Road at the end of January. Additional trimming is planned, and another citywide tree trimming contract will be considered by the city council sometime this month, Lightner’s office said. The work is being completed by West Coast Arborists. It will take about $2.4 million to restore tree trimming services in La Jolla, including annual palm tree trimming and trimming of shade trees every seven years, according to city estimates.

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