Trees Along Streets & Municipal Property / Trimming Mt. Lebanon has more than 12,000 municipal trees planted along the streets in most neighborhoods in the municipality. Chances are that a tree within 12 feet of the curb in front of your property is a municipal responsibility, unless it is a pine tree or another type of conifer. These trees are maintained and trimmed by Mt. Lebanon's own forestry crew. Residents are permitted to do their own trimming if a permit is requested. Permits are free.
Planned Trimming & Requested Trimming
Trimming is initiated in two ways. Some systematic pruning is planned in advance, particularly in areas with older, larger trees such as sycamores, oaks and maples. This is also done with recent plantings where the low branches must be cut as the trees grow. Other trimming is done on an individual basis as residents call in and our foresters determine that the pruning is needed.
Request a Tree Trimming
A telephone call to the Public Works Department at (412) 343-3403 will initiate a service request for trimming and your tree or trees will be added to the list. With the large number of trees, the list is lengthy.
Report a Fallen Tree Limb
Tree limbs that have fallen on electrical lines should be reported to Duquesne Light Company by calling (412) 393-7000.
Report Hazardous Conditions
To report hazardous conditions, Public Works Department at (412) 343-3403. For emergencies such as fallen trees or limbs blocking streets or sidewalks - after 5 p.m. contact the police dispatcher at (412) 343-3400.