Trees and Landscaping

Planning Division
City Hall
500 Castro Street, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 903-6306 or
Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 4 PM

Parks Division
Municipal Operations Center
231 N Whisman Rd
Mountain View, CA 94039
                  (650) 903-6273 or
Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 4 PM

Always call before you dig, it’s the law!
811 or 1-800-227-2600
Call two working days before you dig so utility lines can be marked.
More information

Trees are important to the local environment as they conserve energy, provide habitat for wildlife, produce oxygen, and add beauty to our neighborhoods. They benefit individual properties, neighborhoods, and the City as a whole. In an effort to protect the environment, the City regulates: (1) trees of a specific size (trunk circumference) and species, known as Heritage trees, (2) all trees located in planned developments (typically with HOA's), multi-family complexes, and commercial/industrial properties, and (3) trees located in the public right-of-way along streets, known as Street Trees, in parks, and other city-owned properties. The removal of any of these regulated trees requires a permit and, in many cases, the planting of new trees. Any unlawful removal or harm (excessive pruning or topping) of a regulated tree can result in fines and require planting of a new tree.