Tree Removal & Pruning Permit

A permit is required to remove or substantially trim a protected tree.  The species that are protected in Sierra Madre include:

California Scrub Oak - Quercus berberidifolia
Coast Live Oak - Quercus agrifolia
Coastal Scrub Oak - Quercus dumosa
Engelmann Oak - Quercus engelmannii
Southern California Black Walnut - Juglans californica
Western Sycamore - Platanus racemosa

All parkway and park trees are also protected.

To apply to remove or substantially trim a protected tree, please use the application below and remit to the Department of Public Works.  There is no fee associated with this permit.

For additional information on Sierra Madre's Tree Protection and Preservation efforts, please click here.

Protected Tree Trimming/Removal Application