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Valley Oak Tree Ordinance

The citizens of Visalia are fortunate to live among the largest remaining stand of native Valley Oaks in the Central Valley. These magnificent trees need to be protected during development, so they will survive for the next generation.

The City's Valley Oak Ordinance establishes policies for the care, trimming and removal of Valley Oaks. Residents and developers are required to ensure the protection of these magnificent trees and must obtain permission to remove or prune Valley Oaks.

Caring For Visalia's Valley Oaks

Yearly, the Parks & Urban Forestry Division works with local media outlets to discuss the importance of proper care of Valley Oaks. As Visalia and the State of California continues to suffer the effects of the drought, it's important to stay informed of Valley Oaks and how they can be cared for. Learn more from the following documents:

Valley Oak Tree Editorial - As seen in the Visalia Times Delta and Valley Voice Newspapers

Watering Guidelines for Newly Planted Trees

Watering for Guidelines for Mature Trees

If you have more questions or want to talk to someone about our Valley Oak trees, please feel free to contact Urban Forestry at 559-713-4020.


Forms and Information:

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