Valley Oak tree
About the Project

The Department has prepared an update to the County’s Tree Removal Regulations to improve management of individual trees and tree canopy in the County, and to improve the tree removal and trimming permit process, consistent with the County’s General Plan. The draft ordinance is available for review below.

Please send us your comments about the draft ordinance. Public comments on the public review draft will be accepted for 30 days from the day of release (July 23, 2024).

A companion guidance website ( has also been launched to provide more information to the County’s residents about the value of trees, and outline the permit process steps, among other useful information.

Interim Significant & Heritage Tree Regulations Amendments

On November 18, 2016 amendments to regulations regarding Significant and Heritage Trees went into effect, implementing tree protection requirements and increased penalties for unauthorized tree removal.


For questions or comments about this project, please contact Bharat Singh.


November 28, 2018 | View Meeting Documents

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July 28, 2018 | Summary of Major Findings

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