City Launches Heritage Tree Rebate Program - Plus, View our Tree Care Tutorial!

This week, in honor of Earth Day, we were excited to announce the launch of the City's Heritage Tree Rebate Program  which is is aimed at encouraging residents to plant heritage trees in their front yards. Depending on the size of the heritage tree planted, the rebate will range from a minimum of $50 to a maximum of $250.

To qualify, the tree must be a heritage tree from this list available on our city website, and it must be a minimum of 15 gallons in size.

Please click here for further information and to fill out the rebate form!

We also encourage you to watch this informative video of Mayor Shepherd Romey and Urban Forester Sam Estrada talking about the City's tree preservation efforts and giving a basic tree care tutorial. 


Reminder: Protection of our Beautiful Urban Forest
Trees are a foundational layer of our beautiful community. The Tree Preservation Ordinance, which became effective February 8, 2019, focuses on the protection and reforestation of our City to enhance this valuable community asset. To ensure that the City maintains this asset, the City would like to take this opportunity to remind the community of the key components of the Tree Preservation requirements. 

In your review of the Tree Preservation Ordinance, it is important to note the definitions of Established Trees and Heritage Trees, the notification and posting requirements, the requirements to obtain a permit, obtaining a licensed tree trimmer and the penalties for violating the requirements. For your reference, the following link will direct you to the Tree Preservation Ordinance and the Tree Preservation Summary and Guidelines: https://www.cityofsanmarino.org/government/departments/planning___building/index.php

If you have any questions related to the Tree Preservation requirements, please contact Urban Forester Sam Estrada at (626) 300-0774.

 

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