The Landmark Tree Program was codified in 2006 as Article 16, Section 810 of the Public Works Code. Before this, DPW landmarked trees that were under their jurisdiction through an internal process. The new code opened up the nomination process to the public, allowing nominations from property owners and through District Supervisors, among others.
The Code charged the Urban Forestry Council with overseeing the nomination process, developing criteria, and making recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for each application.
Since it was first developed, the code has gone through a few small changes, including refining the nomination criteria and creating notification requirements for each application.
Download the Landmark Tree Nomination Form here.
Photo: Henry Rabinowitz