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Tree Planting Permit Application

Online Street Tree Planting Standards and Permit Application

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Street Tree Planting Standards and Permit Application (PDF)

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To plant a Tree in Oakland you must:

  1. Select an approved Tree Species from Oakland's Approved Species List.
  2. Follow the Tree Planting Guidelines in their entirety for your tree be accepted as an official city tree.
  3. Submit the Tree Planting Permit online, via mail, email, fax, or in-person.

There is no charge for this permit application.

Recommendations:

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.orgto find an ISA-certified arborist.