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Tree Work In Los Altos

The residents of Los Altos can count on NewVista to provide quality tree work. Our arborists can provide you with a free consultation and evaluate the trees on your property. If you are looking to prune your trees, our team of experts can handle any size, or species of tree. Our goal is to provide quality work that reflects our passion for trees. If you are interested in tree removal services, NewVista can handle it all.  Our in-house Certified Arborist can evaluate your tree and provide an Arborist Report.  We have helped numerous clients obtain tree removal permits for diseased trees, hazardous trees, and for development applications.  


The City of Los Altos has guidelines protecting the removal of trees categorized as “Protected”


The following trees are regarded as “Protected” in the City of Los Altos: 

1.Any tree that is 48-inches (four feet) or greater in circumference when measured at 48-inches above the ground.


2.Any tree designated by the Historical Commission as a Heritage Tree or any tree under official consideration for a Heritage Tree designation. (All Canary Island Palm trees on Rinconada Court are designated as Heritage Trees.)


3.Any tree which was required to be either saved or planted in conjunction with a development review approval (i.e. new two-story house).


4.Any tree located within a public right-of-way.


5. Any tree, regardless of size, located on property zoned other than single-family (R1)


In order to remove a “Protected Tree” an Arborist Report must accompany the application. 

The tree to be removed must meet one of the following: 

1.The condition of the tree with respect to disease, imminent danger of falling, proximity to existing or proposed structures and interference with utility services.

2.The necessity to remove the tree for economic or other enjoyment of the property.

3.The topography of the land and the effect of the tree removal upon erosion, soil retention and the diversion or increased flow of surface waters.


4.The number, species, size and location of existing trees in the area and the effect the removal would have upon shade, privacy impact, scenic beauty, property values and any established standards of the area.


5.The number of healthy trees the property is able to support according to good forestry practices.


6.The approximate age of the tree compared with average lifespan for that species.

*NewVista Inc makes every effort to maintain accurate and up-to-date information, however, it does not guarantee this and disclaims liability for inaccurate information or any misunderstanding. For most up to date information, website visitors should contact each city/municipality directly.

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