Arbortech Tree Removal Contra Costa County

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510-881-8733

Fully Insured

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Contra Costa County Tree Removal Permit Information

Contra Costa County

Arbortech Tree Care & Landscaping has been providing affordable and dependable tree

care services in Contra Costa County for many years. For over 30+ years, we have worked in tandem with Contra Costa County residents, property management groups, municipal governments, and other commercial businesses to provide expert tree care services.

 

Contra Costa County places great value in the trees that reside within their county. Numerous cities in Contra Costa County have received Tree City USA awards from the National Arbor Day Foundation. Additionally, there is a county-wide tree preservation program. We have provided the resources below to help customers access permits information that can be hard to find. Arbortech has the professional equipment and expertise to assist you with any tree care service. We have many happy customers from all over Contra Costa County such as San Ramon, Orinda, Moraga, as well as Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill and others. Whether you are looking to get tree removal, tree pruning, or a tree inspection from a certified Arborist, feel free to call (510) 881-8733 to book a FREE estimate appointment.

 

Tree Care Services we provide in Contra Costa County:

  • Emergency

  • Stump Grinding

  • Hazardous Tree & Health Assessments

  • Tree Removal

  • Tree Inspection

  • Tree Pruning

 

Permits: This page is meant as a resource for Contra Costa County residents. The information is current as of October 2021. If you have any questions or concerns regarding a particular tree, please contact your city’s planning department directly. This page is for informational purposes only. Arbortech Tree Care & Landscaping is not responsible for any misunderstanding arising from this information

San Ramon


In the City of San Ramon if your property is a single family residence, then you do not need a tree removal permit to remove a tree on your property except if you wish to remove a native oak tree 6 inches in diameter measured 54 inches above the ground. If a non-oak tree, not including a willow, fruit tree, eucalyptus, alder, cottonwood, or pine tree, is greater than 8 inches in diameter measured 54 inches above the ground and is on commercial property or on a property owned by a Homeowner’s Association then a tree removal permit is required. For more information on San Ramon’s Tree Removal Ordinance, please visit San Ramon FAQ’s.




Walnut Creek


In the City of Walnut Creek, protected trees that require a tree removal permit include trees within city limits that are larger than 9in in diameter (28in in circumference) measured 4.5ft above ground.

For more information, please visit the City of Walnut Creek's Tree Removal Permit page.




Lafayette


In the City of Lafayette, a tree removal permit is required for removing protected trees that are on public or private land.

List of protected trees:

  1. A tree with a trunk diameter of 12″ or more, of an indigenous species (such as an oak, bay, buckeye or madrone), and on a developed property.

  2. A tree of any size or species, and designated to be preserved as part of an approved development application (check with a planner).

  3. A tree with a trunk diameter of 6″ or more, or one component trunk of a multi-trunked tree with a diameter of 4″ or more, and of a native riparian species (such as a maple, boxelder, alder, walnut, cottonwood, willow, oak, bay, buckeye, or elderberry).

  4. A tree of any species with a diameter of 6″ or more, and on an undeveloped property.

  5. A replacement tree planted as restitution for a violation of this chapter.

  6. A native tree of any size or species within a restricted ridgeline area.

  7. A tree of any size or species within a public right-of-way or a private access easement.

  8. A tree of any size or species within a commercial zoning district.

For more information, please read the City of Lafayette's Protected Tree Ordinance.




Orinda


Trees in the City of Orinda require a tree removal permit if the tree is:

  1. On undeveloped property and measure 6in diameter (18.84in circumference) at 4.5ft above ground

  2. On developed property and measures 12in diameter (37.68in circumference) at 4.5ft above ground

  3. Measure 4.5in diameter (14.13in circumference) and are within 30ft of a waterway or streambed

  4. Contractually obliged to be permitted for removal (between the zoning board and the contractor).

For more information, read the City of Orinda's Tree Removal Permit page