Trees provide unparalleled benefits to our city. They filter and clean the air, lower temperatures on hot days, add to the scenic quality of our environment and increase property values. To protect this important resource, we have ordinances in place to guide the care, pruning and removal of certain oak and landmark trees. We encourage residents to
What is a Tree's Protected Zone?
A tree's protected zone is five feet beyond the outer edge of canopy or 15 feet from trunk, whichever is greatest. Permits are required for any work impacting the tree or the soil in this area, other than removal of dead wood.
- All species of Quercus (oak) over two inches in diameter:
Oak Tree Preservation and Protection Standards
Oak Tree Preservation and Protection Guidelines
- Larger-sized California Sycamore, Black Walnut, Bay Laurel, Toyon: Landmark Tree Ordinance
Landmark Tree Ordinance does not apply to single-family properties of less than two acres.
Majestic Oak Trees
Majestic Oak Trees are classified as trees with a trunk diameter of 3 feet or greater when measured at 4.5 feet above the ground. The Majestic Native Oak Tree Map can help you locate some of the city’s largest oak trees in public spaces, including Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA) trailheads, and the Los Robles Golf Course. The city's largest oak has a trunk diameter of 12 feet and is located at the Chumash Center on Lang Ranch Parkway.
|I want to learn how to care for my trees||Download tips from California Oaks Foundation|
|I am having issues with trees on my street||Call Public Works at (805) 449-2499|
|I want to remove a dead/hazardous tree on my property||Apply for a Type A Oak Tree Application|
|I am considering building or grading near my tree's canopy||Apply for an Oak/Landmark Tree Permit|
|I want to request permission to remove a healthy tree||Apply for an Oak/Landmark Tree Permit|
|I want to learn about adopting an oak to support open space||Visit our Adopt-An-Oak page|