About

We are dedicated to protecting and maintaining the beautiful trees in Oakland while educating the public about the history and benefits of the trees in our community.

Oakland has held the honored status of a Tree City USA for 28 years. The City maintains over 200,000 of trees that grow in parks and along streets.

In 2008, nearly half of the Tree Services unit was eliminated due to lack of funding. The tree planting, watering, pruning and pollarding services were all eliminated.

The City of Oakland will only prune trees in hazardous or emergency situations.