City of San Diego

Market: Public Agency      No. of years with Atlas Tree Service: 30+     Size of property: City of San Diego including streets, rights of way and park areas

About the client

We have worked with the City of San Diego for over 30 years, providing maintenance and care for all the trees lining its streets, rights of way and within the city’s numerous parks, including the famous and beautiful Balboa Park.

How Atlas delivers

The City of San Diego has tens of thousands of trees that continuously need various stages of maintenance and health care. When we first began working with this client, we found that their inventory of trees was inaccurate, and there was a lot of deferred maintenance of trees throughout the city. Working closely with the City of San Diego’s team, we developed a sound plan of action to handle the different areas within the city in a timely manner, and established cost parameters to ensure we were aligned with the allocated budgets.

In January 2017, we were faced with one of the most challenging situations when huge storms resulted in numerous downed trees throughout the city. We immediately assembled and dispatched 25 crews, stabilizing the situation and containing many potentially hazardous issues to reduce liability – for which we received great compliments from the City’s tree team.

To this day, Atlas continues to maintain and care for the special trees lining this beautiful city, including planting hundreds of new trees over the years.