Forestry Management butterfly

The two greatest influences on the City are akin to its namesake, the Pacific Ocean and the Grove of trees which border and envelop the landscape.  Trees contribute to the welfare and aesthetic qualities of our community.  Public Work’s Forestry Division, in close coordination with the Community Development Department, manages the trees on public lands including open spaces, parks and street trees. 

Private TreesForestry Management activities also include safeguarding all trees from unauthorized trimming and removal.  Except in an emergency, a permit is required to substantially prune or remove any tree, regardless of health condition that meets specific criteria listed on the City’s Tree Permit page.

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