Requirements to Remove or Perform Maintenance on City-owned Trees

1. Determine if the tree is a City-owned tree. {Click here for a map} of City-owned trees.

 2. Submit Public Tree Modification Permit Form to Urban Forestry via email or delivered/mailed to Community Services Department, 2001 East Street, Woodland CA 95776. 

3. The City’s Urban Forestry staff will evaluate the proposed removal/major maintenance request. If staff agrees with the removal request, the item will be placed on an agenda of the next Urban Forest Subcommittee meeting. (Requests for major maintenance will be considered at staff level only). You will be notified of the public meeting date. The Urban Forest Subcommittee is a committee comprised of two members of the Parks & Recreation Commission and one member in an advisory capacity, of the Sustainability Advisory Committee. Members of the Parks & Recreation Commission and the Sustainability Advisory Committee are appointed by the City Council.

4. At a minimum of 14 days before the Urban Forest Subcommittee meeting, a notice of proposed removal will be placed on the tree in order to allow the public to provide input on the proposed removal. This notice will also identify the public meeting date of the Urban Forest Subcommittee and ways to provide input on the tree removal.

5. Results of Removal Requests considered by the Urban Forest Subcommittee are provided {here}.

6. Trees that are approved for removal must have a removal notice posted on it at a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the removal. Posting of the notice must be done by the homeowner with a sign provided by the City. 

7. Residents may appeal Removals that have been denied by the Urban Forest Subcommittee to the Parks and Recreation Commission.