According to Section 13.24.050, a removal or major pruning is considered as development-related permit if the heritage tree interferes with proposed development, repair, alteration, or improvement of a site of the tree is causing/contributing to structural damage (excluding amenities, such as walkways, patios, pools, fire pits and fences).
Applicants shall contact arborists from the city-approved consulting arborist list to hire the approved project arborists. The arborist report for large projects outlines the requirements for a permit application submission. Heritage tree permits related to planning or building permits will also be charged for city-retained arborist expenses. Applicants must submit the following documents:
In the landscape plan, applicants shall plant replacement trees on-site in an amount equivalent to the appraised value of the removed heritage trees. The replacement trees should reach a mature height of at least 35 feet, be a California native and be spaced 25 feet apart for other replacement and heritage trees.
Applicants may use the following monetary value of the replacement trees to help design their landscape plans: