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Questions regarding the status of pending projects should be addressed to the Planning Division:Community Development Department100 Civic PlazaDublin, CA 94568
For more information, please call (925) 833-6610.
In 1999, the City Council adopted an ordinance protecting all large oak, bay, cypress, maple, redwood, buckeye, and sycamore trees from indiscriminate cutting and removal. In doing so, the ordinance requires that property owners apply for and obtain a permit from the City before any heritage tree can be destroyed or removed. The removal of hazardous heritage trees or portions thereof must be approved by the City. However, the removal of healthy heritage trees is only approved in conjunction with a permit by the City for new construction under circumstances which justify such action. For new developments, an architect or designer must make every effort to design a project in order to minimize or eliminate the need to impact or remove healthy heritage trees.
Some tree changes are imperceptible and no one can fully guard against unforeseen problems. However, there are signs that everyone can watch for -- for example, a tree leaning badly in one direction; roots lifting out of the ground; cracks or splits in large branches; limbs that appear to have no live tissue while other portions of the tree appear healthy; a general decline in the appearance and the overall vigor of the tree; and wells or depressions around the tree allowing water to stand of long periods of time. Staff members are available during normal working hours to answer general questions and process heritage tree applications. During normal working hours call (925) 833-6610.