To plant a Tree in Oakland you must:
- Select an approved Tree Species from Oakland's Approved Species List.
- Follow the Tree Planting Guidelines in their entirety for your tree to be accepted as an official city tree.
- Submit the Tree Planting Permit online, via mail, or email, fax.
There is no charge for this permit application.
Consult with and/or hire an arborist certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) to choose the appropriate tree species for your specific location. Visit www.treesaregood.org to find an ISA-certified arborist.