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Tree Work In Saratoga

Residents of Saratoga can trust NewVista Inc to deliver exceptional tree services.  Our Arborists are knowledgeable on the local tree species and can assist you in keeping your trees healthy and safe. We are tree specialists that offer quality pruning, safe removals and Arborists Reports. 


If you are not sure what type of pruning your tree requires, our Arborists can guide and explain what is best for you tree(s). 


The city of Saratoga has strict guidelines when it comes to tree work in its community. Our staff is trained to follow and meet such standards.

The Town of Los Gatos has certain guidelines when it comes to pruning or removing trees. 


The City of Saratoga issues permits for tree work in the following scenarios: 


  1. Pruning more than 25% of a “protected” tree’s canopy

  2. Removing a “protected” tree


The City of Saratoga has classified the following trees as “Protected”:


  • All trees are protected, regardless of species, if they have a trunk diameter of 10 inches or more (31 inches in circumference measured from 4.5 feet above the ground).

  • Additionally, the following native trees are also protected if they have a diameter of 6 inches or more (or 19-inch circumference or more measured at 4.5 feet above ground):

    • Big Leaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum)

    • Black Oak (Quercus kelloggii)

    • Blue Oak (Quercus douglasii)

    • California Buckeye (Aesculus californica)

    • Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia)

    • Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

    • Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)

    • Scrub Oak (Quercus dumosa)

    • Tan Oak (Lithocarpus desniflorus)

    • Valley Oak (Quercus lobata)

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*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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