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For starters, I don’t think this has anything to do with the city; the wires, the tree, and the property do not belong to the city so I don’t think the city enters into it.
I am fairly sure that the utilities won’t do it either, but you could call and ask. Basically, the tree is on private property so it’s the property owners’ responsibility to keep it trimmed properly. Now even though the tree is not on your property, I believe you are entitled to trim any parts of it that encroach on your property if the owner of the tree won’t or doesn’t want to do it.
Bottom line, I think it’s your responsibility and you either have to do it yourself or pay someone to do it. If you talk real nice to your neighbor maybe he’ll take care of it.