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Tree Maintenance Services
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Public Works Department

401 E. Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870

Phone: (714) 993-8212
Fax: (714) 961-0283

Monday - Thursday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tree Maintenance Services
The City has become aware of an individual circulating documents to homeowners regarding the City’s current tree maintenance contractor charging rates higher than authorized by contract. Residents who receive this information are encouraged to thoroughly review our existing contract with West Coast Arborist for information concerning the contract rates charged.

In 2012, the City prepared and issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for tree maintenance services. On April 26, 2012, the City received seven (7) proposals. Based on the proposals and the supplemental questions received, City Staff evaluated each proposal based on company background, ability to provide requested services, experience in providing tree trimming services, cost, and ability to meet contract requirements. Staff recommended West Coast Arborist, Inc. (WCA) for the award of contract.

At the June 19, 2012 City Council Meeting, Council approved a one year agreement to WCA. On August 21, 2013, the City extended the agreement with WCA for an additional year. The contract is set to expire on August 20, 2014. 

The current contract with WCA includes a base price for tree pruning at a rate of $39.00 a tree. On various occasions, the City may request WCA to perform extraordinary services including vine pruning, emergency call-outs, specialty tree pruning and removals. These services are all performed under the rates set forth in the City's contract with WCA.

Below are corresponding documents related our tree maintenance services. In addition, WCA has issued a response to the assertions being made that they are charging a higher rate for tree trimming than the contract allows.

City Council Agenda Report - June 19, 2012

West Coast Arborist Agreement - June 19, 2012

West Coast Arborist Extension - August 21, 2013

West Coast Arborist Letter of Response - April 1, 2014

401 East Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 993-8117