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Trees & Landscaping Section
1404 Mabury Rd.
San Jose, CA 95133
 
Phone: (408) 794-1900

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Trees
Policies
Tree policies are reflected in the San José Municipal Code, Section 13.28 for street trees and Section 13.32 for private property trees. City of San José tree policy manual and recommended best practices reviews the tree policies in more depth.

Responsibilities
Tree care responsibilities are shared by the many stakeholders within the city. Since 1951 the municipal code has established that the property owner is responsible for the maintenance of the street tree(s) adjacent to their property. The city maintains trees in median island and roadside landscapes, as well as, in some special landscape districts. 

Partnerships are vital to help promote and sustain our community forest. The City of San José maintains several partnerships with various non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies.

Heritage Trees
Heritage tree designation provides official recognition and protection of trees on both private and public properties that are of special significance to the community because of their history, girth, height, species, or unique quality.