Tree Work In San Jose

NewVista Inc is glad to help San Jose’s residents keep their trees healthy and safe. Our Arborists are experienced in recommending only the best and necessary tree work. Whether you are pruning for maintenance or considering tree removal, our Arborists can explain what is best practice and the standard in the City of San Jose.

 

The City of San Jose does not require a permit for removing private trees on residential lots, if the tree measures less than 38 inches in circumference. 

 

The measurement of circumference must be taken at breast height (4.5 feet from ground).

 

If the tree measures more than 38 inches in circumference a permit is required.


 

Will the city approve the permit request?

 

In order to approve the removal of a tree bigger than 38 inches in circumference 

the tree must have one of the following:

  1. Tree is a safety hazard 

  2. Tree is dead, dying or diseased.

  3. Tree is considered Unsuitable

  4. Tree is restricting the economic development of the parcel 

 

Do I need an Arborist Report?

Maybe. An arborist report may be needed depending on the reason for removal. 

 

What is the city permit cost?

 

The San Jose City Permit for Tree Removal is $254 for dead, dying, diseased, or unstable trees. Each additional Tree will be $33 additional dollars.

 

The permit cost  to remove a Living/Healthy tree that is only restricting the economic development of the property is $2,204(5/20/21) and is a more lengthy process. 

 

NewVista Tree Service can help you obtain the necessary tree permits and remove the tree once approved. 

 

For more information regarding permit requirements visit:

https://www.sanjoseca.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/15395/637600510379270000

*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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