The Urban Forestry Council has been charged with review of the Landmark Tree nomination program and oversees the entire nomination process. They will hold at least two public hearings on each nomination, following which they make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on whether or not a tree is worthy of landmark status. If the tree is found to have enough merit, the Board will then host a series of public hearings on an ordinance to landmark the particular tree. The ordinance, if passed, then moves to the Mayor for final approval.
SFE supports the UFC in every step of this process; processing forms, working with nominators, scheduling visits and hearing, gathering documentation, and providing findings to the Board of Supervisors.
Following a successful application, the newly landmarked tree will be overseen by the Department of Public Works.