Because trees are so important to the community’s aesthetics, health and vitality, some regulation has been placed on trees located within the front setback of private properties, as well as trees on approved landscape plans or trees designated as historic or specimen trees.
Here are a few items to help residents understand whether or not a tree is regulated and the appropriate Department to speak to regarding proposed work on regulated trees:
Like the ocean and mountains, trees contribute to the view of the City. Yet, at times, there are instances where a tree may block views or access to sunlight. Although the City does not take part in this discussion, the City does have resources to help residents seeking to resolve these private matters. Click on the links below to find out more.