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Private Tree Removal Permit Process Improvements
The City of San José is reviewing private tree removal permit requirements to identify streamlining opportunities. Currently, ordinance-sized trees (56 inches or more in circumference) and City Council designated heritage trees typically require a staff-level Planning Director hearing before any tree removal permit is granted. City staff will provide a brief introduction and presentation, and accept comments and suggestions regarding potential changes in the current tree removal ordinance and permit process.

  • Reduce both processing time and applicant expense 
  • Align tree removal permitting with arboricultural industry standards
  • Be more consistent with other Bay Area public agency best practices
  • Retain and enhance the City urban forest

Community Meetings

Both meetings will cover the same information. You are welcome to attend one or both.

 Date  Time   Location 
 Tuesday, August 1, 2017  6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  San José City Hall
 Wing Room 120
 200 East Santa Clara Street, San José
 Thursday, August 10, 2017  6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Almaden Hills United Methodist Church
 1200 Blossom Hill Road, San José

For more information
Direct questions to:
Art Henriques