This puts Oakland in about the mid-range of cities in the Bay Area.
(More on Kens planning ordinance Planning ) Does this ordinance cover removal/protection of Oak, Redwood or other native trees? This ordinance is totally different than the County's heritage tree ordinance, (Code Chapter ) which states that permits are required for the removal of trees deemed heritage. (More on heritage trees Planning Division at ). May 18, For more information on these and other county regulations affecting tree removal, please see the following links.
This list may be updated to add or delete certain trees; see the City's Heritage Tree Map.
Tree Protection Ordinance (Section (m)) Heritage or Landmark Tree Ordinance (Chapter 26D) Valley Oak Habitat Combining Zone (Section ) Riparian Corridor Combining Zone (Section ) VESCO Ordinance (Vineyard and Missing: kensington ca. El Sobrante Tree Removal Permit: ; Pinole Tree Removal Permit: ; Hercules Tree Removal Permit: ; Rodeo Tree Removal Permit ; Crockett Tree Removal Permit (Use Contra Costa County Tree Preservation Ordinance) San Pablo Tree Removal Permit ; Richmond Tree Removal PermitEstimated Reading Time: 5 mins.
Each tree removal permit is subject to individual consideration and approved or denied on a case by case basis by the Planning Division. Some factors used to determine tree removal approval include hazardous situations, number of trees on a property, damage to existing structures, and reasonable development.
Is the tree in a grove of 4 or more trees?
Prior to removing any tree on your property, you are advised to contact the Planning Division at to verify your tree does not require a removal permit. - description of any tree that is proposed to be altered by “trim by topping” that is, the removal of the upper 25% or more of a tree’s trunk or primary leader, and the extent of the proposed trimming: the reasons(s) for alteration or removal of existing trees; - the proposed method of tree alteration or removal. If the tree is a street tree or heritage tree, immediately contact the City Arborist at Removal of Dead, Dying or Diseased Trees Ordinance-size trees that are dead or dying (lacking enough live branches or green leaves to sustain life) and not simply dormant may qualify for removal.