A Patch reader sent in this photo of a fallen tree branch that damaged two cars on Gibbons Drive Wednesday morning.
The sender, who asked not be identified, said that city-owned trees in the neighborhood were dangerously overgrown.
Alameda Patch contacted the public works department to find out when the trees were scheduled to be pruned. According to Todd Williams, Alameda's public works supervisor, the trees on Gibbons Drive were last pruned in early 2010 and were scheduled for a trim this year.
Williams said that the city has inventory of 19,000 trees, and prunes between 3,500 and 4,000 trees a year on a five-year rotation.
Williams added that residents should contact the public works department at 510-747-7900 to report trees in need of pruning.