The Landscape Maintenance Division includes the Landscape Maintenance Program, Tree Maintenance Program, and Landscape Water Conservation Program.
Landscape Maintenance Division preserves and enhances the City’s infrastructure, protects public health and safety, and keeps the City looking clean and green.
Staff maintains landscape in the street medians, along the side of streets, downtown, and around public buildings. City staff also maintained streets designated as State highways like Jackson Street, Mission Blvd., and Foothill Blvd. City landscaping does not include parks that are maintained by the Hayward Area Park and Recreation District (HARD). HARD park information can be found on their website. Grounds and areas fully maintained by the City include:
- City Hall and Main Library grounds
- Downtown on B Street
- South Mission Blvd. Greenway
- Medians on Jackson, Foothill, Mission, Harder, Tennyson, Industrial Pkwy, Hesperian, A Street, D Street, Winton, Orchard Roundabout
- Weed removal in areas without irrigation such as Western Blvd, Industrial Blvd, and Carlos Bee Blvd.
Staff maintains the City's public trees, totaling 30,000, to include: inspection, trimming, pruning, stump removal, and tree removal. We have certified arborists on staff and keep track of all of our tree maintenance in a computerized database. Street trees are generally located in the area between the curb and the sidewalk. The value of trees increases 5% to 15% per year. Trees provide the City with a number of benefits, including improved aesthetics, shade that reduces energy needs, visual screenings, natural pollution and noise reducers, soil stabilizers, increases soil-water retention, serves as food and shelter for wildlife, decreases storm water runoff, and increases property values. Read about our Urban Forest in this February 2012 report, Urban Forest Resource Analysis.