Welcome to Trees/ Urban Forestry Management Program
City of Berkeley Forestry Department
1325 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94702
The Parks Division is charged with the management of Berkeley’s urban forest. Street and park trees contribute significantly to the physical makeup of our City and are one our most cherished features. Trees add to Berkeley’s beauty and livability. Our Urban Forestry Management Program involves the planting of new and replacement trees, the maintenance of existing trees, mainly through pruning, and the removal of trees that have died, are considered hazardous or have other non correctable problems.
The City of Berkeley has gained over 4,470 street and park trees since 2000. Trees help to improve air quality, reduce local air temperatures, and play an important role in achieving the City’s Climate Action Plan goals.
For detailed information regarding planting, pruning and removal policies and schedules, please check the following links. (Document in pdf format requires Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
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A Guide to Healthy and Safe Trees for Berkeley 327 KB; pdf format
Trees and Shrubs (codepublishing.com)
Solar Access & Views (codepublishing.com)
Coast Live Oak Tree Ordinance 112 KB; pdf format
Street Tree Planting
Street Tree Planting Application Cover Letter 153 KB; pdf format
Street Tree Planting Application Form 154 KB; pdf format
Street Tree Pruning
Street Tree Removal
Fire Fuel Chipper and Debris Bin Programs
2013 Fire Fuel Chipper and Debris Bin Notice
Useful City Links
Plant Debris Management
Other Urban Forest related websites
East Bay Community Mediation (now SEEDS) for assistance and advice on working with your neighbors to resolve neighbor-to-neighbor tree issues, (510) 548-2377.
Frequently asked questions about private property trees
International Society of Arboriculture
National Arborist Association
Sudden Oak Death Web Site
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If you are unable to access this information online, please contact us via email (email@example.com), telephone (510) 981-6660, or TDD (510) 981-6903.
Concerning Tree issues, please
Email to Trees/ Urban Forestry
Customer Service (510) 981-6660