Tree Removal Policy & Procedures

The City is committed to protecting, planting, and caring for trees within the public right of way. These are trees located in the parking strip area between the curb and sidewalk, in parks, and at various City facilities.

The City utilizes a Certified Arborist to confirm whenever tree removals are warranted and/or necessary. 

Trees tagged for removal may be replaced by the City. When trees are removed from the public right-of-way, the City will work with the property owner to select replacement tree species from the Approved City Tree List that are appropriate to the planting site.

Trees are typically removed and replaced when:

  • they are dead, dying, or diseased.
  • they are a safety hazard due to their overall health or structural condition
  • they have approached the end of the safe and useful life expectancy

To report a dead, diseased, or hazardous tree within the public right of way, please contact the Maintenance Division at (510) 215-4369.