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150 Trees for 150 Years: Celebrating Petaluma's Sesquicentennial

Due to the overwhelming response, applications are no longer being accepted as of September 26.

If you have additional questions please contact us at

The City does have various Policies and Ordinances regarding tree preservation, maintenance, and/or removal, depending upon the type, location, and condition of the tree.

Tree Maintenance
and/or Removal

The City requires an Encroachment Permit to trim and/or remove trees in the public right-of-way (usually trees in the planter strip between the curb and sidewalk). See #1 in the sketch below. Tree trim/removal permits are available from the Community Development Department. Trees in locations such as #2 in the sketch below are the property owner's responsibility but do not require a permit for trimming or removal.

Curbside Trees
Curbside Trees

Approved Street Tree List

Tree Advisory Committee

Heritage Tree Ordinance

The City has a Heritage Tree Ordinance, and invites property owners to nominate their tree(s) to the register, so that they can be protected from removal.

Heritage/Landmark Tree Designation Permit

Open letter to tree owners from the Tree Advisory Committee.

If you would like to nominate a tree for the City Tree Registry, please click here.

View the Register of Heritage and Landmark Trees.


Below is a continuous sequential slideshow of a few of Petaluma's Heritage Trees:


Contact Information

11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
phone: 707.778.4303
fax: 707.206.6034
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Monday - Thursday

Director, Public Works and Utilities
Dan St. John, F.ASCE
202 N. McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707.778.4546
Fax: 707.206.6034

Deputy Director,
Larry Zimmer
phone: 707.776.3674
fax: 707.206.6034

City Engineer/Flood Plain Administrator
Curt Bates, P.E
phone: 707.778.4311
fax: 707.206.6034

Airport Manager, Bob Patterson
601 Sky Ranch Drive
Petaluma, CA 94954
phone: 707.778.4404
fax: 707.778.4405
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sat. & Sun. 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
After Hours Service:
Fee: $25.00
Call Bob Patterson at 707.753.1166

Transit Manager, Joseph Rye
555 North McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
phone: 707.778.4460
fax: 707.776.3799

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