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The Trees and Views Committee is responsible for reviewing Tree Removal and Alteration Permit applications regarding protected trees on privately-owned developed property. In addition, the Committee is responsible for conducting arbitration of view claims and for conducting fact finding meetings and rendering advisory decisions of view claims in situations involving trees on privately-owned property which may be obstructing the view from or sunlight reaching other property. The City’s Trees and Views Preservation Regulations are provided in Chapter 11.12 of the Municipal Code. Regulations regarding trees along streets, sidewalks, and public places is provided in Chapter 17.28. Application forms and instructions are available at the Community Development Department and by clicking here. The list of allowable trees for street tree planting is available at the Community Development Department and by clicking here.

For additional information on the Trees and Views Committee or the administration of the City’s Trees and Views Preservation Regulations, contact Administrative Aide Anna Rzendzian in the Public Works Department at (415) 289-4106 or

For information on Sudden Oak Death Syndrome click here. For information on how to care for native Oaks click here.

Last updated: 3/17/2017 1:24:37 PM