Tree Preservation Ordinance

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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. 

Tree Removal Permit Application

Summary of Tree Preservation Ordinance and list of California Native Trees (English Version)

Summary of Tree Preservation Ordinance and list of California Native Trees (Spanish Version)

Summary of Tree Preservation Ordinance and list of California Native Trees (Chinese Version)

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