Tree Preservation Ordinance
The City of South San Francisco is endowed and forested with a variety of healthy and valuable trees which must be protected and preserved. The preservation of trees is essential to the health, welfare and quality of life of the citizens of our City because these trees preserve the scenic beauty of our City, maintain ecological balance, prevent erosion of top soil, counteract air pollution and oxygenate the air, absorb noise, maintain climatic and microclimatic balance, help block wind, and provide shade and color.
For these reasons, the City of South San Francisco has adopted a new Tree Preservation Ordinance. Under this ordinance essentially no “protected tree” shall be removed or pruned without a permit.
For more information, visit the Tree Trimming / Planting / Removals page.
What is a “protected tree”?
What is the difference between pruning and trimming?
How much does a permit cost?
What are the best kind of trees to plant in the City of South San Francisco?