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what exactly is a heritage tree?

Original post made by Stella on May 17, 2013

What makes a tree a heritage tree in downtown P-town? I have a fir I want to get rid of but was told by a neighbor I can't without the permission of the city. there is a safety problem with this tree.

Comments

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on May 17, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Most safety problems can be taken care. Contact a consultant, it's always saving a tree.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on May 17, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Heritage Tree: Web Link


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on May 17, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Pleasanton Heritage Tree: Web Link

Try your best to save the tree.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on May 17, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Heritage Tree cut down in Plutonia: Web Link


Posted by heritage tree, a resident of Canyon Oaks
on May 18, 2013 at 10:21 am

From Pleasanton Muni code:

17.16.006 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, certain words and terms used in this chapter are defined as follows:

A. "Heritage tree" means any of the following:

1. Any single-trunked tree with a circumference of 55 inches or more measured four and one-half feet above ground level;

2. Any multi-trunked tree of which the two largest trunks have a circumference of 55 inches or more measured four and one-half feet above ground level;

3. Any tree 35 feet or more in height;

4. Any tree of particular historical significance specifically designated by official action;

5. A stand of trees, the nature of which makes each dependent upon the other for survival or the area's natural beauty.