Tree Removal Permit
Heritage Oaks are designated as protected trees in Los Altos Hills and require a permit in order to remove. Any work or action that damages or causes a Heritage Oak tree to die is expressly prohibited. A Tree Removal Permit is not required to remove any other species of tree.
A Heritage Oak tree is any tree of the genus quercus, including, but not limited to, Valley Oak (Quercus lobata), California Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia), Black Oak (Quercus kelloggii) and Blue Oak (Quercus douglasii) that has a trunk or multiple trunk thirty-six (36) inches in circumference (approximately twelve (12) inches in diameter) at a point four (4) feet above the root crown (LAHMC Section 12-2.101)