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.
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 Ave., 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)
Chapter 8.10 HTO Ordinance
Tree Monthly Activity Report Example