Tree Ordinances by State


Arkansas Agriculture Department – Tree Ordinance Examples


Davis – Tree Preservation

Los Angeles – Ordinance 177404

Palo Alto – Chapter 8.10 Tree Preservation and Management Regulations

Pasadena – Pasadena Tree Protection Ordinance – information page

Sacramento – Permits and Ordinances

San Francisco –Tree Protection Legislation

Article 16 – Urban Forestry Ordinance

San Jose – Tree Policy Manual & Best Recommended Practices

San Marino –Trees 

Santa Monica, CA Tree Ordinance

San Mateo County Tree Ordinances -Tree Replacement Requirements – Canopy Goals and Policy Options

Santa Clara County – Guidelines for Tree Protection and Preservation for Land Use Applications –

South San Francisco – Municipal Code 13.30 – Tree preservation

Denver – City Forester Ordinance


CT Ordinances and Charters by Town – searchable for tree ordinances


Escambia County, FL – Tree Protection Ordinance

Jacksonville, FL – Tree Removal laws

Miami, FL – Environmental Protection


Atlanta, GA – Atlanta’s Tree Protection Ordinance

Georgia’s Tree Ordinances – Georgia Urban Forest Council – links to over 140 Tree Ordinances.

Norcross, GA – Chapter 113 – Tree Preservation

Tree Ordinance Development Guidebooks


Cambridge, MA – Chapter 8.66 Tree Protection

Shade Trees – State of Massachusetts – Chapter 87

Community Tree Ordinances – some 20 Tree Ordinances can be found on this page


Tree Ordinance Components – NY Dept of Environmental Conservation

NYC Laws Regarding Tree Removal


Protecting and Retaining Trees – A Guide for Municipalities and Counties in North Carolina – NC State Extension

Developing Tree Protection Ordinances in North Carolina


Canopy Protection Ordinances – Dept Natural Resources , links to 8 examples


Portland TITLE 11 – Trees – updated March 2017

Tree Code Information -Tree requirements in Development June 25, 2019
Tree Removal & Replanting FAQ
Qualifying for a Tree Removal and Replanting Permit
Title 11 – Tree Fee Schedule

Salem – Preservation of Trees and Vegetation – Salem revised code – Chapter 808


Austin, TX –Tree Protection – information page
Tree and Natural Area Preservation

San Antonio,TX – Amending Chapter 15 … Relating to Tree Preservation and Adequate Canopy May 2010
San Antonio, TX – Sec 35-523 – Tree Preservation 2016 updated
San Antonio, TX – Tree Preservation  -info 
San Antonio, TX – Tree Preservation Fees 2016

Some Texas Municipal Tree Ordinances – Texas Chapter International Society of Arboriculture


Status of Tree Ordinances in South Carolina, South Carolina Forestry Commission, 2003


Virginia Tree Ordinance Database – Virginia Tech and Virginia Urban Forest Council – links to 29 Tree Ordinances


Urban Forestry – Municipal Research and Service Center of Washington