Trees / Parks
Trees / Parks

Welcome to Trees/ Urban Forestry Management Programstreettree

City of Berkeley Forestry Department
1325 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 981-6660

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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If you are unable to access this information online, please contact us via email (trees@ci.berkeley.ca.us), telephone (510) 981-6660, or TDD (510) 981-6903

 

Tree Guide

A Guide to Healthy and Safe Trees for Berkeley   327 KB; pdf format 

 

Tree Ordinances

 Trees and Shrubs (codepublishing.com)

Solar Access & Views (codepublishing.com)

Coast Live Oak Tree Ordinance 112 KB; pdf format

 

Tree Planting

Street Tree Planting

Street Tree Planting Application Cover Letter 153 KB; pdf format

Street Tree Planting Application Form 154 KB; pdf format

 

Tree Pruning

Street Tree Pruning 

 

Tree Removal

Street Tree Removal

 

Tree Inventory Data

2013 Tree Inventory Summary Report

City Tree Inventory   

 

Fire Fuel Chipper and Debris Bin Programs

2013 Fire Fuel Chipper and Debris Bin Notice

 

Useful City Links

Plant Debris Management 

Sidewalk Repair 

 

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 (trees@ci.berkeley.ca.us), telephone (510) 981-6660, or TDD (510) 981-6903.

Concerning Tree issues, please 

  Email to Trees/ Urban Forestry

or call 

Customer Service (510) 981-6660 

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Trees / Parks, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: trees@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-6660
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903
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