The effect of the Street Tree Program

The following is excerpted from the City of Davis website

"The City of Davis Street Tree Program officially began in 1963 with the establishment of the Street Tree Committee. Prior to 1963, developers were encouraged to plant a tree in the "parkway" in subdivisions which, in most cases, the City assumed as street trees. The purpose of the program initially was to provide shade and aesthetics for our community, which remains the primary concern. The program has contributed to the property values throughout town.

Currently, the City maintains about 13,000 street trees, and over 5,000 trees in parks and greenbelts. Maintenance includes everything from the original planting, to pruning, integrated pest management, replacement, and keeping current on the latest care and control methods. Street trees are now designated only after consideration of growth rates, required maintenance, size, and environment.

In 1977, the City received national recognition for our Street Tree Program by the National Arbor Day Foundation. We have continued to received this annual award, and are known nationally as a Tree City USA."

The city's Street Tree List can be found at the City of Davis web site under Urban Forestry.

Tree Removal Notices

example tree removal notice In order to make changes to a City street tree you have to get permission. If you request a tree removal, a notice will be posted providing information about the meeting where there will be a hearing to determine if the tree can be removed.

Tree Trimming

If you have a Street Tree that needs maintenance, you will need to contact the Asset Management Division for a work request. (530) 757-5656, M-F 7AM-3:30PM.

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