On July 23, 2018, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. O2M18-4737 amending Title 23 of the Alhambra Municipal Code to include a Tree Preservation regulation recognizing oak trees and other California native trees as significant aesthetic and ecological resources.
Effective August 23, 2018, a Tree Removal Permit will be required prior to removing a tree on any private property within the City, except when a tree is located within the rear or side yard of residences in the R1 or R2 zoning districts. Other exceptions may apply. Failure to obtain a permit before removing a protected tree may be subject to penalties. Below are links to a summary of the Tree Preservation Ordinance and a list of trees native to California.
For additional information regarding the Tree Preservation Ordinance or for questions about Tree Removal Permits, please contact the Planning Division at 626-570-5034.