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Landscape Architect and Tree Preservation

The Landscape Architecture Office works with the public, other City departments and design consultants to design and prepare construction drawings for the construction of new park projects and renovation of existing parks. This Office also administers the urban forestry program, including street tree replacement and protection of Heritage trees. It also reviews private development landscape plans for conformance with City standards. The overall intent of the Office is to improve the aesthetic character of the City. 

The City's Tree Preservation Ordinance defines the policies and procedures for maintaining trees within the City limits. Trees that meet certain height and circumference measurements are considered Heritage trees and are protected by the Ordinance. Heritage trees can be of any species, and can be publicly or privately owned.

Removal of Heritage trees requires a no-cost permit from the City's Landscape Architect. An application for removal must be submitted before the Landscape Architect can visit the site to inspect the tree.  If the application is approved, a letter will be issued allowing the removal to proceed.  If the application is not approved, a letter indicating that decision will be issued.  There is a formal process for those wishing to appeal the decision.  For more information about the Ordinance, click on the links below, or call the City’s Landscape Architect at (925) 931-5672, or Landscape Architect Assistant at (925) 931-5673.

 

 

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