The Town of Danville acknowledges the importance of trees to the community's health, safety welfare, and tranquility. The preservation of trees enhances the natural beauty, sustains the long term potential increase in property values, and retains the tempering effect of extreme temperatures. On July 7, 2009 the Town Council adopted the Tree Preservation Ordinance, Section 32-79 of the Municipal Code, which requires an approved Tree Permit be obtained before certain trees are removed.
Tree Removal Handout
Planning Application for Tree Removal
Submittal items: 1. Complete a Planning Application for Tree Removal, describe the reason for the request and clearly state why the tree needs to be removed, Planning Division Staff may require you provide a report by a Certified Arborist.2. Attach an approximate site plan detailing where the subject tree is located (with respect to the home, street, fence, etc.)3. Submit the completed application to the Town of Danville Planning Division with the applicable processing fee.
* Tree Removal Permits for protected trees are likely to be approved if there is immiment danger of the tree falling, the tree is diseased, or if damage has occurred or will occur to the residence.
See Section 32-79 for complete information. A brief list is provided here.
1. Coast Live Oak (Quercus Agrfolia)2. Valley Oak (Quercus Lobata)3. Canyon Live Oak (Quercus Chrysol)4. Blue Oak (Quercus Doulgassi)5. California Black Oak (Quercus Kelloggi)6. Interior Live Oak (Quercus Wislizenii)7. White Alder (Alnus Rhombifolia)8. California Bay (Umbellularia California)9. California Buckeye (Aesculus Californica)10. California Sycamore (Platanus Racemosa)11. Madrone (Arbutus Menziesii)12. London Plane Tree (Platanus Acerifolia)
Development Service DepartmentPlanning Division510 La Gonda WayDanville, CA 94526
T (925) 314-3310F (925) 838-0360
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
To review the entire Tree Preservation Ordinance, see Section 32-79 of the Danville Municipal Code.