Brush, Grass, Weeds & Trees


Property owners should mow their property to keep grass and weeds less than a foot tall. Dumping of grass in gutters is prohibited. Grass clippings may be dropped off at the city compost site, which is approximately a half mile east of Main Street on the north side of Highway K.

Please be reminded that our gutters lead directly to Spring Creek, a valuable sport-fishing stream and duck habitat. You can help maintain our beautiful and productive stream by simply keeping the grass and leaves out of our gutters. Specific information on this topic can be found in the Brush, Grass, and Weeds section of the City of Lodi Ordinances.


The city will pick up brush clippings from yards on Mondays. The brush should be cut up and trimmed for one person to safely handle and should be placed in an orderly fashion with butt ends facing the curb. Specific information on this topic can be found in the Nonrecyclable section of the City of Lodi Ordinances.


Property owners should destroy all noxious weeds on their property before the plant blooms. The following noxious weeds must be destroyed in such a way that effectively prevents them from bearing seed or spreading:
  • Canada Thistle
  • Leafy Spurge
  • Field Bindweed (Creeping Jenny)
  • Marijuana
  • English Charlock or Wild Mustard
  • Goats Beard
  • Quack or Quitch Grass
  • Harmful Barberry


The City of Lodi promotes and enhances the beauty and general welfare of the city through planting and maintenance of trees or shrubs within the public right-of-way of any street, alley or highway.

Property owners should maintain trees on their property in order to prevent safety hazards or obstacles on roads and sidewalks. In order to maintain a healthy tree population in the city, any tree that is found to be infected, hazardous, or a nuisance shall be removed, trimmed, or treated. Specific information on this topic can be found in the Trees section of the City of Lodi Ordinances.

The City of Lodi trims trees during the winter months. Trimming shapes the tree, removes dead wood, and lifts branches above the street and sidewalk. A tree trimming FAQ is available with general information for residents. Residents who have additional questions or concerns should contact the Public Works Department.