Our Urban Forest
There are over 10,500 City street trees in Santa Clara. Santa Clara has been designated a Tree City USA since 1987. With your help, we hope to continue to do so for many more years.
Requesting a New City Tree
All tree planting on City easements must be performed or approved by the City. After planting, the property owner is responsible for watering and fertilizing the tree. If you wish to have a City tree planted on your property, fill out an online service request form or call (408)615-3080.
City Tree Maintenance
Residents and contractors are prohibited from trimming and removing City trees. Having a City street tree trimmed or removed by anyone other than City personnel is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000, plus the cost of replacing the tree and any associated administrative costs.
If a City street tree needs to be trimmed or is suspected of having disease problems, please fill out an online service request form or call (408)615-3080.
Fallen branches n Santa Clara streets or in the public right-of-way: contact the Street Corporation Yard at (408) 615-3080 (office hours: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm). For after-hours emergency assistance, call (408) 615-5640.
Fallen branches or trees on expressways (San Tomas, Lawrence, Montague, and Central): contact the County of Santa Clara Roads and Airports Department at (408) 366-3100.
Tree branches in power lines or obscuring streetlights (private or City street tree): call Silicon Valley Power at (408) 615-5600.