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The City of Santa Barbara Foresty Program, part of the Parks Division, cares for more than 25,000 street trees! The Forestry team plants trees, prunes trees, removes trees, and responds to requests and emergencies—when a tree falls during a storm, it's the Forestry team that comes to take care of it.

Street trees shade our streets thus prolonging the life of asphalt, add texture, color and fragrance, and provide other benefits. A recent assessment of Santa Barbara's street tree population estimates they provide over two million dollars' worth of annual benefits related to storm water reduction, carbon dioxide reduction, and reduced energy costs.

Street trees are under tremendous pressure due to the surrounding environment and require more frequent care than trees located in parks or open space areas. Tree pruning occurs on a 5-8 year cycle, depending on the location, tree species and the age and condition of the tree.   

To report a fallen tree or tree limb, or other street tree concern, please call (805) 564-5433. 

Interested in a commemorative tree plaque to celebrate a loved one or special event?  Visit Santa Barbara Beautiful's website at to learn more about the program. Email or call (805) 965-8867 to contact someone directly. 

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Last Updated: Jul 13, 2021
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