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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 150tree@sbcglobal.net

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:

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Contact Information

11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
phone: 707.778.4303
fax: 707.206.6034
email: publicworks@ci.petaluma.ca.us
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
Email: dstjohn@ci.petaluma.ca.us

Deputy Director,
Larry Zimmer
phone: 707.776.3674
fax: 707.206.6034
email: publicworks@ci.petaluma.ca.us


City Engineer/Flood Plain Administrator
Curt Bates, P.E
phone: 707.778.4311
fax: 707.206.6034
email: cbates@ci.petaluma.ca.us

Airport Manager, Bob Patterson
601 Sky Ranch Drive
Petaluma, CA 94954
phone: 707.778.4404
fax: 707.778.4405
email: airport@ci.petaluma.ca.us
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
email: transit@ci.petaluma.ca.us




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