Our sidewalks are used by community members of varying abilities—children on bicycles, senior citizens, persons in wheelchairs, commuters, joggers, and families with strollers. Trees and shrubs bordering sidewalks need to be properly trimmed, to ensure the enjoyment and safety of those who use our community’s sidewalks.
Take a few minutes to walk the sidewalk around your residence to check for:
- Overhanging branches
- Encroaching vegetation
- Debris of any kind
If you see a problem, take action! In Corvallis, property owners are responsible for maintaining trees, shrubs, and vegetation on their own property, as well as shrubs and vegetation (other than trees) in the public planting strip that abuts their property.
To protect pedestrians and bicyclists from sidewalk hazards:
- Trim shrubs and other vegetation so they don’t extend into the sidewalk
- If branches in the public planting strip are less than 8’ above the sidewalk, call Public Works (541-766-6916)
- Place yard debris in your yard cart or take it to the Pacific Region Compost facility near Coffin Butte Landfill
- If you need help with trimming, contact a local landscaping service or Work Unlimited, a local non-profit that provides community-based employment for persons with disabilities (call 541-753-5204 for information on their services)
- To report a section of sidewalk that is blocked by vegetation elsewhere in town, call 541-766-6916 or email
Thanks for your participation!
QUESTIONS? Call 541-766-6916
Contact if you’re interested in participating in this workgroup, including determining next steps for the project.