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Have you used Chapter 11 Street Trees and/or Chapter 13 Preservation of Historical Trees in the Municipal Code?

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If you said "yes", please describe your experience.

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Are you aware that trees in the rights-of-way are protected?

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Are you aware that a permit is required to prune or remove a tree in the rights-of-way?

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Should street trees only be removed if they meet certain criteria (e.g., condition, concern for public safety, etc.)?

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Should the community be notified for pending removal permits?

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Should persons that remove or irreparably damage street trees be penalized?

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Should private trees be protected from removal?

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If yes, which trees should be protected?

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Would you support mitigation measures for otherwise healthy trees that are removed (e.g., replacement trees)?

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Would you support the creation of a Tree Fund that could be used to plant trees, maintain City trees, and/or purchase property to preserve existing trees?

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Is there anything else you wish to share about your goals for tree preservation?

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What educational materials/programs would be helpful to educate the community about a tree preservation ordinance?

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Watsonville's tree survey is now open and we want to hear from you! Click here to take the survey! Haz click aquí para realizar la encuesta!

Funding for this project was provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The project completion date is Fall 2023. Explore the timeline below to read about the different project components and their anticipated completion date.

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