- Arborist Services & Tree Protection
Arborist Services & Tree Protection
Under general direction, the Town Arborist plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, reviews and enforces Town ordinances regarding heritage trees and landscape screening; acts as a technical advisor regarding forestry practices on public and private property; serves as staff to the tree committee and Planning Commission as needed; provides a variety of technical support to the department in the processing of plans and permits and attendance at a variety of regulatory meetings; and performs related work as required.
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Atherton Tree Awards
The Town of Atherton Tree Committee wishes to encourage the care and nourishing of trees. The committee will award certificates of recognition based on size, age, condition, species, and or historical significance.
TREE MONTHLY INSPECTION REPORT REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
HERITAGE TREE REMOVAL APPLICATION (PDF)
APPLICATION FOR HERITAGE TREE PROTECTION ZONE EXEMPTION (PDF)
(NOTE: Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment by check can be mailed to Town of Atherton, 80 Fair Oaks Lane, Atherton, CA 94027. Please allow two weeks for the Town Arborist to review. Permits will be issued electronically if approved and payment has been received.)
Heritage Tree Removal Procedure and Application to Planning Commission (PDF)
List of Tree Care Providers (PDF)
Heritage Tree Information for Construction Sites
All trees to be preserved shall be protected with 6 feet high, minimum 12-gauge chain link fence. Fences are to be mounted on 2-inch diameter galvanized iron posts, driven into the ground to a depth of at least 2 feet at no more than 10 feet spacing. This detail shall appear on grading, demolition and building permit plans.
Tree Preservation Guidelines Standards and Specifications (PDF)
Tree Protection Zone Warning Sign (PDF)
Tree Protection During Construction Acknowledgement (PDF)
Tree Protection Plan Review Requirements (PDF)
Tree Protection Details for Building Permit Plans (PDF)