City officials says since November Streets and Sanitation has been using a ward-based grid-system to service more open requests per day.
The department says its so-called "ward-blitz" strategy has lead to a 30 percent increase in efficiency.
"We'll have three trees cut in the next hour or so that were in the grid instead of coming back in a week and getting another one," said Streets & Sanitation Commissioner Thomas Byrne. "Another two blocks away from here we got another three or four that need to come down."
Byrne says working in a single ward at a time also saves money on fuel.
The city says as of today the strategy is also being used by graffiti removal crews.