Tree Protection Ordinances in the East Bay Area
All trees located within the County right-of-way are protected. “Trees”: having a single trunk or multi-trunk structure at least ten feet high and having a major trunk that is at least two inches in diameter taken at 4.5 feet from the ground (DBH). (Sec. 12.11.100.A) Click here to view the entire code.
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- All coast live oaks with a 10” or greater diameter measured 4.5’ above ground.
- All Mexican fan palms and California fan palms in the public rights of way on both sides of Burbank Street, Portola Avenue, and Eighth Street between Central and Portola Avenues.
- All sycamores (London plane trees) in the public rights of way on both sides of Central Avenue between Fernside Boulevard and 5th Street.
- All established indigenous trees (Blue Oak, Valley Oak, Coast Live Oak , Canyon Live Oak, Interior Live Oak, California Buckeye , California Bay) 10” in diameter measured at 4 ½ feet above ground
- All trees larger than 26” in diameter measured at 4 ½ feet above ground level or 40′ in height above the grade
- Any street tree, or tree required to be preserved as a condition of an approval from a “regular development application” as defined by this section, and/or any tree that is shown to be preserved on an approved development plan as submitted by the applicant and subsequently approved by the city