Trees and Urban Forestry


Photo: Red Maple (Acer rubrum) on San Pablo Ave.

To report issues with trees in the public right of way, please contact the Maintenance Division (510) 215-4369.

El Cerrito is committed to maintaining a healthy urban forest. Annually, City trees provide over $1 million of benefits to residents, including air quality, stormwater interception, CO2 reduction, energy savings and contributions to community health, economy and aesthetics. The City is responsible for about 30,000 trees on its streets and open space areas.

Businesses and Trees (PDF brochure) - An informational brochure informed by a Spring 2014 survey to local businesses regarding common concerns about City trees; funded by a grant from Invest From the Ground Up.

Learn about the City's Tree and Shrub Ordinance here!