Protected Tree Removal Notices
All protected tree removals in Palo Alto require some level of public notice as covered under PAMC 8.10.140 (b) Notice.
Protected Tree Removal Permits (PTRPs): When the owner of a private protected tree applies for a PTRP, notice is sent out when the application is received, and again when a decision is made. If approved, the notice must be posted on the website as well as on the property for 14 days* before removal can begin.
Public Tree Removal: When public trees such as street trees, park trees, or trees on city property must be removed, notice is posted on the website as well as on the tree for 14 days* before removal can begin.
Questions? Concerns? Please contact Urban Forestry at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 617-3173
*Situations deemed hazardous or trees that are determined to be dead by an arborist may be exempted from 14 day requirement.