Street Tree Planting

The City encourages the planting of shade trees on the parking strip. However, due to narrow parking strips bound by streets and sidewalks, these planting areas can be challenging for growing trees.

The City has adopted regulations in order to ensure that the trees that are planted will provide shade and increase property value with a minimum of problems for the tree, the property owner, and the City. Trees that are permitted on the parking strip are selected based on the ability of the tree to grow in our climate and its ability to co-exist with required clearances over streets and sidewalks. Refer to the Street Tree Guide for selecting a tree to grow in your parking strip.

Tree Planting Permit Application

The street tree planting permit is the process used to document new street trees which are planted in the parking strip (area between the curb and sidewalk).

Please review the Parking Strip Plantings brochure before planning your parking strip landscaping as well. You can find more information on the new parking strip ordinance on Code Enforcement's webpage.