Photos (Left and Right): Co-designated City official trees Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosafolia) and Coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia), (Center) the Historic Moreton Bay Fig Tree (Ficus macrophylla).
Welcome to the City of Santa Barbara’s urban forest web page, designed to provide information about the City’s tree programs and regulations regarding the planting and care of trees.
Trees are an important part of Santa Barbara. In addition to beautifying neighborhoods and the city, trees provide ecological, historical and cultural value. For this reason the City’s management of the public urban forest, as well as its tree protection policies, are guided by sustainability, safety and resource conservation.
Did you know:
· The City manages over 45,000 park and street trees.
· The City has an exceptionally large variety of trees including over 450 different species.
· Santa Barbara has been named “Tree City U.S.A.” every year since 1980.
· The City works closely with the Arbor Day Foundation, Santa Barbara Beautiful, schools, community groups and residents to successfully plant hundreds of trees each year.
Parks and Recreation Office: 402 E. Ortega St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:30pm (closed on alternate Fridays).