When appropriate, hire a certified tree care professional who can determine the degree of risk associated with the trees and prescribe a reasonable solution to reduce the risk.
View this helpful flyer for homeowners about recognizing tree risk.
For trees that line the street, residents are required to get a free street tree permit in order to plant, prune or remove them.
The City of San José doesn’t provide no-cost emergency tree services or corrective tree maintenance for street trees.
When there’s an immediate need for tree/limb removal or pruning to ensure safety in the public right-of-way and the property owner is not available, the City will address the tree-related issue and send an invoice to the property owner for the cost of services.