City of Los Angeles Protected Tree Ordinance

A part of the City of LA 9a report upon transfer of property, ‘protected trees’ also comes into play.

Protected Trees – “PROTECTED TREE” means any of the following Southern California native tree species which measures four inches or more in cumulative diameter, four and one half feet above the ground level at the base of the tree (L.A.M.C. Section 46.01):

Oak tree including Valley Oak (Quercus lobata) and California Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia), or any other tree of the oak genus indigenous to California but excluding the Scrub Oak (Quercus dumosa).

Southern California Black Walnut (Juglans californica var. californica). Western Sycamore (Platanus racemosa).

California Bay (Umbellularia californica).

This definition shall not include any tree grown or held for sale by a licensed nursery, or trees planted or grown as a part of a tree planting program.

If you have any questions regarding trees on your property, call us at 310-800-4418

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Quercus Lobata – Valley Oak

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