Welcome to the Trees / Parks at the City of Berkeley, CA. We are part of the Parks Recreation & Waterfront.
The Parks Division maintains and manages Berkeley’s parks, street medians and triangles, and the municipal urban forest . This includes recreation buildings, pools, sports fields, ball courts, tot and school age children’s play area, and street and park trees. Berkeley's Municipal Urban Forestry Unit maintains existing City trees, primarily through safety pruning and the removal of trees that have died, are considered hazardous, or have other non-correctable problems. Additionally, the Forestry Unit plants new and replacement tree and administers the Coast Live Oak Tree Removal Moratorium Ordinance.
TREE PLANTING DAY - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! - Come join the City’s Urban Forestry Unit staff on Saturday, October 18, 2014, to plant street trees. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to assist in planting trees that will add beauty to the neighborhoods and increase the size of our urban forest. Trees will be planted at various residential locations. Bring your own gloves, sunscreen, water and sturdy shoes. Families are welcome. All children must be with an adult, and have a waiver signed by their guardian. Please contact the Parks Division at (510) 981-6660, if you would like to participate. [more...]
Water Conservation Measures-Drought Response - On February 25, 2014, the City Manager provided a report to the City Council regarding measures proposed and already undertaken by the City to address the drought. The City has already implemented plans to scale back water use, curb leaks, and explore alternative sources of water. Additionally, City staff will be promoting water conservation measures to the general public, including advertising various policies and programs available to the community through the City or other agencies such as EBMUD. A summary of ongoing activity is detailed in the Council Report. [more...]